The celebrated criminal lawyer Shrikant Shivade died in a private hospital in Maharashtra on Wednesday due to prolonged illness at the age of 67 Years.
Shivade had been diagnosed with leukaemia (blood cancer). While his treatment was going on, he still continued to appear in cases in Mumbai and Pune.
He had represented celebrities like Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case during his trial in the Sessions Court. He also appeared for actor Shiney Ahuja who had been booked in a rape case in 2009.
A law graduate from the Indian Law Society, Shivade represented actors Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case and actor Shiney Ahuja, who was booked in a rape case in 2009, in his career.
He had represented two accused in 2G spectrum cases and had also appeared for Peter Mukerjea in the Sheena Bora murder case. He had also represented diamond merchant Bharat Shah.
The celebrity lawyer is survived by wife, a son and a daughter.