Exactly a year has passed since renowned lawyer Karpal Singh passed away but his legacy continues to live on in people's hearts.

Those who were close to him, especially parliamentarians from the party he championed, DAP, feel his loss the most.

Batu Kawan MP Kasthuri Patto, who sat next to the 'Tiger of Jelutong' in Parliament sittings, said the loss of 'Uncle Karpal' is greatly felt by her.

"I had the opportunity to sit beside Uncle Karpal in Parliament. Everyday, he would come in and share stories with me which make Parliament sessions so much more interesting.

"Unlike other MPs, Uncle Karpal never bring any papers with him except for the Federal Constitution and Standing Order.

"In Parliament, he sets very high standards. When he speaks, that is how MPs should speak," she told Astro AWANI when contacted today.

Veteran politician, Lim Kit Siang, remembers Karpal as a fearless lawyer.

In a series of tweets, Kit Siang said not only DAP but all Malaysians are proud of Karpal's contributions and achievements.

He also said 'one Karpal has been laid to rest but let a multitude of Karpals rise up'.

DAP secretary-general, Lim Guan Eng said Malaysia is clearly poorer without Karpal.

"He did not just simply create history by becoming the first non-Chinese DAP National Chair but used his legal prowess to demonstrate the true meaning of Malaysian Malaysia, by defending the rights of everyone regardless of race, religion, background and even nationality.

"I miss Karpal the leader, the mentor and the person who not only gave hope but inspired us with the optimism to hang on tightly to our principles," he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, many Malaysians also remembered the legendary man in their social media accounts.

Karpal died in a road accident along the North-South Highway near Gua Tempurug, Tapah, on April 17, 2014. A previous road accident had already left him in a wheelchair.

The DAP veteran left behind five children, four grandchildren, and his wife of over 40 years, Gurmit Kaur.