CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday condoled the sad demise of former Supreme Court Judge Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar (71), who breathed his last here at PGIMER this morning following a cardiac arrest.
Notably, Justice Nijjar also remained the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court besides Acting Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court and Executive Chairman of Punjab State Legal Services Authority.
Sharing his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family, Captain Amarinder Singh said that Justice Nijjar was an eminent legal luminary, an able administrator, a distinguished jurist and above all a fine human being with the qualities of head and heart. The Chief Minister further said that with the death of Justice Nijjar, a void has been created in the legal fraternity, which is difficult to be filled in near future.
The Chief Minister prayed to the Almighty to give enough strength to the family members, relatives and friends to bear this irreparable loss in this hour of grief and grant eternal peace to the departed soul.