Britain's first Indian-origin woman magistrate dies

Indian-origin woman magistrate dies
London, Nov 21: Britain's first woman magistrate of Indian-origin has died at the age of 84, media reported Thursday.

Chand Lal-Sarin, who came to Britain's Coventry city in 1962 from India's Punjab state became a magistrate in 1970, the Coventry Telegraph reported.

The report, however, did not mention how and when she died.

Chand's husband Daman, now 90, had set up his own dental practice in Coventry's Broad

Street after arriving from India. Chand used to work on issues concerning women from the Asian community.

She was also a police interpreter and gave talks to local clubs about India and integration before becoming a magistrate.

"My mother was very vivacious, she was full of life. She was a charmer, actually. She was a pillar of the community even during the time of Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech," Chand's daughter Renuka Kapoor was quoted as saying.


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