Minister K Shanmugam's moving eulogy to Subhas Anandan

Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam delivered an eulogy to Mr Subhas Anandan​ at Mandai Crematorium on Thursday evening.

He shared the full text of the speech through Facebook.




Mr Subhas died at age 67 from heart failure on Wednesday morning.

Tributes to the well-respected criminal lawyer have been flooding social media.

Here is an excerpt from the touching eulogy.

Many have said much about Subhas. The outpouring of grief is testimony to the lives Subhas has touched.

Why, you can ask?

And it's not just the usual explanations, not just his intellect, not just his abilities in court, not just that he had a very big heart, not just that he had a very big personality.

There is something quintessentially Subhas which is all of this and much more. A good person, a noble character and who cared deeply for others and society.

When you met him, you felt that about him, that he is a rare person, and you get drawn to him. From the goodness of his heart, a good man who was no one's fool, but always acting in the best interests of his clients and society.

We have lost a great man. It is our loss, it is our country's loss, and the country mourns his departure.

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