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Pravin H. Parekh
Supreme Court of India
Pravin H. Parekh is a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India, president of the Confederation of Indian Bar, and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association. From 1975–2006 he headed P.H. Parekh & Co., one of the premier law firms in the Supreme Court. Throughout his career he has been active in working for the rights of women, children and disadvantaged people in India. Mr. Parekh has also worked for consumer rights and served as the chairman of the Consumer Education and Research Centre, Ahmedabad for three decades; he has been a trustee of the centre since 1989. He has edited and authored a number of books and articles, and has spoken extensively at various national and international forums on many critical issues. Mr. Parekh was awarded the Padma Shri title, one of the highest honors conferred by the president of India. He earned his B.A. (Hons) in Economics and Statistics at Elphinstone College in Bombay, and his LL.B. (First Class Hons) at Government Law College in Bombay.