Ashok H. Desai was born in December 1932 and died in April 2020. An Indian lawyer, he practiced at the Supreme Court of India between 9 July 1996 and 6 May 1998. Earlier, he was Indian Solicitor-General between 18 December 1989 and 2 December 1990. In 2001, he received the Padma Bhushan award and the Law Luminary Award. In addition, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the North Orissa University for "his contribution to the field of law and jurisprudence" in September 2009.