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Death Of A Great Criminal Lawyer, Subhas Anandan

on January 8, 2015

I do not know Mr Subhas Anandan personally.

Like any citizen in my little red dot, I read of this man and his kindness in standing as criminal lawyer for pro bono cases or legal cases when no one wants to represent an accused for a criminal offence.

What I knew of him from TV interviews seen is that he has a sharp mind and an exceptionally good lawyering skills, having defended several high profile murder cases as well as he believed in those who were wrongly accused.

I also knew he was of poor health, suffering from diabetes, heart failure and losing a kidney due to cancer.

Working as a criminal lawyer I suppose affects any kind hearted person. I also learnt that he smoked and drank heavily and often wondered if this was how he coped as he prepared mentally for each and every case he defended from the gallows.

Seeing a client or clients hang for the crime of murder may have impacted this kindly soul. There were cases that the facts were evident in that the crime was committed.

Our little island state lost a good lawyer on 6 January 2015. He was a fighter and though he was diagnosed having both heart and kidney failures, he did not give up the fight and returned to the courts recently to defend accused clients.

Mr Subhas succumbed to heart failure whilst undergoing dialysis at Singapore General Hospital at age 67 years old.

May God rest and bless his soul and console his family during this time of grief.

We have truly lost a good lawyer with a kind and good heart approach!


11 responses to “Death Of A Great Criminal Lawyer, Subhas Anandan

  1. SaBiscuit says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. I hope that more like him will spring up. Perhaps, you GH? You’re a warrior.

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Yes we need more of him. LOL! I did want to be a lawyer but decided business world sharky enuf and idiots around. But I should have been a lawyer. The fees are lucrative to defend the corporate crooks!

  2. ady says:

    May he rest in peace … Thanks for sharing dear ..

  3. 😦 Thank you for sharing. -hugs-

  4. scifihammy says:

    My condolences to his family. I’m sorry for your loss.

  5. Sorry to hear it!!! May he rest in peace!

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