Surinder Singh Nijjar

Surinder Singh Nijjar (born 7 June 1949) is a former judge of the Supreme Court of India.[1] J. Nijjar was formerly the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. J. Nijjar is a known name in the field of arbitration law, having delivered many landmark judgments like BALCO, Enercon India v. Enercon Gmbh, Reliance Industries Ltd & Ors. v. Union of India, Swiss Timing Ltd. v. Organising Committee, Commonwealth Games, 2010.


Surinder Singh Nijjar
Judge, Supreme Court of India
In office
17 November 2009 – 6 June 2014
Chief Justice, Calcutta High Court
In office
8 March 2007 – 16 November 2009
Personal details
Born (1949-06-07) 7 June 1949 (age 70)


J. Nijjar obtained LLB Degree from the University of London in 1972.

Middle TempleEdit

J. Nijjar was unanimously elected as Master Bencher, the Hon'ble Society of Middle Temple, London, UK in 2011. His lordship continues to hold this position. (


  1. ^ "Chief Justice of India & Sitting Hon'ble Judges Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar". Supreme Court of India portal.