The angel who took Surinder Nijjar to the pinnacle of the Bar, and then to the Bench, carried him to the Divine Court at the end of life’s long journey, lived with aplomb and style.
After early years in village Bhar Singhpur near Phillaur, in rural Punjab, Surinder left the shores of India with his family at the tender age of 12. The Nijjar family had moved to Leeds in Yorkshire where Surinder received school education. He went on to study law at the University of London, was awarded LL.B. in 1972, and called to the Bar from the Middle Temple in 1975. Later, Justice Surinder Nijjar was elected Master Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 2011, a great honour for an Indian judge.
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