Chandigarh, 26 March: An autobiographical coffee table book, “I Did it My Way” by senior lawyer Manmohan Lal Sarin (Mac Sarin) was released here today at Hotel Taj Chandigarh.

Supreme Court Judge Mr. Justice A.G. Masih, former chief justice of Allahabad High Court Mr Justice S.S. Sodhi, Mac’s elder brother Jawahar Lal Sarin, IAS (retd), his childhood friend Noni Chawla, and motivational speaker and author Vivek Atray, IAS (retd), released the voluminous coffee table book on the occasion.

A Johnian, philanthropist, honoured internationally, and a hardcore promoter of voluntary blood donation in the country, Mac Sarin has always been on the forefront in preserving and protecting the basic heritage character of our city, besides numerous worthy social causes.

“‘I Did It My Way’ was perhaps my toughest ‘brief’, yet, I have presented my ‘case’ with downright sincerity and utmost humility…and I have tried to keep my storytelling honest, relevant, candid, precise, and positive,” he said.

He said that writing of the book took him three and a half years, and though originally he had throught of limiting it to only professional anecdotes but in this process of revisiting his life, led him to rediscover the rich legacies of his ancestors, their struggles, successes, passions, and the values of life, that led him to chronicling his entire life spanning over seven and a half decades.

The book is a collectors item who loves the history of the city, the values that used to guide the professional legal practices and the way one need to stand firm against all odds to follow the right principles, he says, yet the entire narrative about people, places and incidents stays positive.

This book will act as a template for the young lawyers, since the profession is not only extremely demanding, and besides knowledge, hard work, dedication, creativity and agility, it requires a strong conviction to succeed, according to Mac.

Numerous leading legal luminaries, and who’s who of the city attended the function.