Justice Surjit Singh Sandhawalia
Shri Sandhawalia was born on 27th July 1925, at Lyallpur Pakistan. He did his B.A. (Honours) and LLB before enrolling as an Advocate of the Bombay High Court in 1948 and of the Punjab High Court in 1952. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 1968 and as a Judge in 1971. He was appointed as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court in 1978. He was the acting Governor for the State of Haryana in the period 1979-80. In November 1983 Shri Sandhawalia joined as the Chief Justice of the Patna High Court and retired from the post in July 1987. He died on 16 November 2007.