Punjab & Haryana HC judge passes away

Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Justice Naresh Kumar Sanghi (61) died due to heart attack in Tirumala on Monday.

According to report, Justice Sanghi was on pilgrimage to Tirupati Balaji temple in Andhra Pradesh. The report said he was on his way back to his room on Monday afternoon after paying obeisance at the temple when he complained of pain. He was immediately rushed to Aswani Hospital and later shifted to Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) Hospital for better treatment. However, he died while undergoing treatment.

His body is expected to reach Chandigarh on Tuesday. All courts in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh will remain closed on March 8 as a mark of respect to Justice Sanghi.

The high court website said that born on June 5, 1955, Sanghi was from an illustrious family of lawyers at Narnaul in Haryana. He graduated from Government College, Narnaul, and studied law at University College of Law, Nagpur. In the year 1980, he was enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh and started practicing at Narnaul under the able guidance of his father Hanuman Parshad Sanghi. He become Deputy Advocate General, Haryana in the year 1996 and thereafter Additional Advocate General, Punjab in the year 2007. He was sworn in as an Additional Judge of Punjab & Haryana High Court on September 30, 2011.