K. T. S. Tulsi

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K. T. S. Tulsi
MP of Rajya Sabha (Nominated)
Assumed office
25 February 2014
Personal details
Born (1947-11-07) 7 November 1947 (age 72)
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
Spouse(s)Suman Tulsi
Alma materPunjab University
Known forSenior advocate in the Supreme Court of India

K. T. S. Tulsi (born 7 November 1947) is an Indian politician and a senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India. He has represented many notable people in various cases.

Early life[edit]

Tulsi was born on 7 November 1947 in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. He has received the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Panjab University and received the Bachelor of Law degree in 1971.[1] After graduation he became a member of Bar of Punjab and Haryana High Court.[2]


Between 1973 and 1976, Tulsi worked as a part-time lecturer and wrote two books Tulsi's Digest of Accident Claims Cases and Landlord & Tenant Cases. In 1976, he was appointed as the reported of Punjab series of Indian Law reports.[2]

Career in law[edit]

In 1980, Tulsi started practicing criminal law. In 1987, he was appointed as a senior advocate. Three years later in 1990, he was designated Additional Solicitor General of India. Since 1994, he is the President of the Criminal Justice Society of India.[2] Tulsi has fought many notable cases. He has represented the Indian government more than ten times in the Supreme Court. He represented Indian government in cases like the constitutional validity of the now extinct Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, and cases related to the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi former Prime Minister of India.[3] He represented Tamil Nadu Government on Sankararaman Murder Case in which Seer of Kanchi Mutt Jeyendra Saraswathi Was involved, "for them a Brahmin is above the law!" was the famous quote was given during interview with Reddif. (https://www.rediff.com/news/2004/dec/01inter.htm)

He represented Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra who is alleged to have amassed wealth and farm lands out of using his status as Gandhi family person, in Vadra-DLF land case. He also represented the victims of Uphaar Cinema fire in Delhi.[4] He represented 1993 Delhi terror attack convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar and got his death sentence commuted.[5] Tulsi had refused to represent the Gujarat government in Sohrabuddin encounter case.[4][6]

Political career[edit]

In February 2014, Tulsi was nominated as a member of Rajya Sabha of Parliament of India by the President of India on the advice of the then [7] Congress led UPA government.[8]

Personal life[edit]

On 11 February 1973, he was married to Suman Tulsi.[1] The couple have two daughters.[9]


  1. ^ a b "K. T. S. Tulsi". India.Gov.In. Indian Government. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Biographical Data of KTS Tulsi". Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Legal luminary KTS Tulsi nominated to Rajya Sabha". The Tribune. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Lawyer K T S Tulsi nominated to RS". Indian Express. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Supreme Court stays Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar's execution, issues notice to centre". Economic Times. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Meet India's supermen in black: When people like Robert Vadra get into trouble, only a handful of lawyers are called to bail them out". India Today. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/politics/swamy-sidhu-mary-kom-among-six-nominated-to-rajya-sabha-116042201310_1.html
  8. ^ "KTS Tulsi sworn in as Rajya Sabha member". Economic Times. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  9. ^ "K.T.S. TULSI BIOGRAPHY". Retrieved 22 January 2015.