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The Advocates Association of Western India was founded in 1864, and is one of the oldest association of legal practitioners. It had members like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Dr BR Ambedkar, KM Munshi, and MC Chagla. Chagla went on to become the first chief justice of Bombay High Court, ambassador to US and union education minister.

On 14 Feb 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has participated in the valedictory function of the sesquicentennial celebrations of the Advocates Association of Western India. Governor CV Rao, Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other luminaries were also present.

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