A legendary name in the field of law, Advocate Lekhraj Mehta from Rajasthan has added a new feather to his cap by becoming a centenarian who endures on the path of learning. Born in 1921, Advocate Mehta completed his 100th birth year on this 4th of June and now, he is attending virtual hearings and learning the knick-knacks of the digital world. An example for all generations to emulate, here's his life story and the reasons behind the long life of Advocate Mehta.


A quick learner even at the age of 100

Practising law for almost 7 decades now, Mehta had to bring a drastic change into his job life as the world was hit by the pandemic. With his grandson Ramil Mehta as his teacher, he learnt to video call, set online meetings and he even attended court hearings via video conferencing. Even before the lockdown imposed professional challenges in his life, Mehta was a habitual learner who constantly updated himself on case matters to apprise himself of the latest developments in his field.

Highlights of Mehta's famous cases

Advocate Mehta has fought numerous interesting cases and the list includes the 1998 Blackbuck Poaching case. He represented actor Salman Khan and ensured that he got his visa and official approvals to travel abroad to shoot for his movies. Mehta also represented Kalyan Singh when C. P. Joshi took him to court after losing the assembly polls by one vote. Just a few cases from his long career history, however, all of them aptly reflect his genius and mettle in the field of law.

Advice for senior citizens

Unlike many in the older generation who believe that mobile phones and the internet are a bane, Mehta believes that the world has not stopped due to these inventions. As he turned 100, he advised senior citizens to set their timetable right and that they should decide what to eat and what not to eat. Further, he stated that the secret to a healthy life is walking a lot and practising yoga.

Knock Knock

A lawyer from Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Mehta is a formidable name in the field of law and has taught many eminent figures, including noted international court judges, CJIs and Chief Ministers. Practising his craft since 1947, he has proved that age is no barrier to learning, if one is committed to growth!

-With inputs from IANS

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