Born in Rurka Kalan, Jalandhar district Palbinder Kaur Shergill made the Sikh community proud as she is the first turbaned Sikh woman to be nominated as a judge in Canada’s Supreme Court. She was only four year old when her family moved to Canada in mid 70s.
Here are some unknown facts you should know about Palbinder Kaur :-
She is a daughter of ex-IAF personnel, Gian Singh Sandhu.
She is married to Amritpal Singh, who hails from Jagatpur village of Nawanshar district.
She has a daughter and two sons.
She is a music lover. She loves to play tabla and harmonium.
She received her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Palbinder Kaur was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2012. Queen’s Counsel is a honourary title given by the province to lawyers who have made exceptional contributions to the profession.
She is a black belt holder in karate, and enjoys playing volleyball.
She represented the World Sikh Organisation (WSO) in Supreme Court since 1991 in landmark cases such as the right of Sikh students to wear the kirpan in Canada schools.
She has extensive trial and appellate experience and has appeared before courts and tribunals across Canada.
She is also a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for community service.