Noted criminal lawyer Shrikant Shivade passed away today at a private hospital in Pune. He was 67 years old and was suffering from leukemia (blood cancer). A representative of the private hospital where he was undergoing treatment states that clinical hematologist Dr Sameer Melinkeri was treating him. Shivade was a high-profile lawyer who had represented Salman Khan in his hit-and-run case as well as Shiney Ahuja in the rape case
A law graduate from the Indian Law Society, Shivade represented several celebs in high-profile cases including Tyagi in 2G scam, Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit in the Malegaon bomb blast case former Mumbai police chief RD Tyagi in Suleman bakery firing, Deepak Kulkarni in fraud case, Peter Mukerjea in Sheena Bora case, Bharat Shah’s underworld case, among others. He also represented Sooraj Pancholi and got him released on bail in Jiah Khan’s abetment to suicide case.
Shivade was known as one of the best criminal lawyers in the country. Son of a policeman, Shivade is survived by his mother, wife, and two children. His demise was mourned by the fraternity of defence lawyers in Pune.