IMPHAL, November 17: Former Advocate General of Manipur Hijam Nabakumar Singh, 75, popularly known as HNK passed away today at about 4.30 am from a sudden heart attack at his residence at Uripok Canteen.
Nabakumar was born in Kakwa, near Singjamei Police Station and presently resided at Uripok Canteen, Imphal West District.
He had his early education in Manipur and did his graduation from Gauhati University with Honours in Economics. After this, he pursued LLM at Poona University and passed with First Class First in 1972-73. He was enrolled as an advocate in the year 1972. He started his practice in the erstwhile Judicial Commissioner Court, Manipur, Gauhati High Court, High Court of Manipur and Supreme Court, according to a press note from the High Court Bar Association of Manipur.
He was designated as Senior Advocate in 1994 and in 2000 he was appointed as Advocate General of Manipur. On the other hand, he was secretary of the High Court Bar Association of Manipur consecutively for two terms i.e. 1991-1993 and 1993-1995.
Later on, he was elected as president of the High Court Bar Association of Manipur in 2005-2007. He was again elected as president of the same association in the existing Executive Committee of 2013-2015. Beyond his practice as an advocate, he also served as a Part Time Lecturer in the LMS Law College, Manipur for several years. He wrote a book “Jurisprudence Explained” published in 1999 by Capital Law House.