Yatin Varma

atin Varma was born on the 19th December 1974. His father Moonindra Nath VARMA, was a well known historian and retired as a high ranking officer at the Ministry of Education. His mother, Indranee Varma was a teacher at the Hindu Girls College who devoted the last years of her life to social work. Yatin read law at the University of Wolverhampton and University of Wales in the United Kingdom.


He was called to the Bar at the Honourable Society of Lincloln’s Inn in November 1999 and to the Bar in Mauritius in January 2001.

He was elected first member for Constituency No 12, Plaine Magnien/Mahebourg in 2005. He was, thereafter, chosen to become Chairperson of the ICAC Parliamentary Committee.

In 2010, he was appointed Attorney General, post which he occupied until 2013. During his tenure of office, he passed landmark legislations to allow for termination of pregnancy in specific cases, divorce by mutual consent, seizure of assets purchased from tainted money, setting up of the Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies, liberalisation of the profession of Court Ushers among others. Yatin joined the Mauritius Labour Party in 1995 before proceeding for higher studies and left active politics in 2020. He currently heads the Varma Chambers and is the Chairperson of the Mauritius Bar Council.

Yatin is married to Priya, Assistant Parliamentary Counsel at the Attorney General’s Office and they have two children Yajin and Radhika. They reside at the ancestral home, Aashirvaad, in Quatre-Bornes.