Allahabad High Court judge Dr. Justice Kaushal Jayendra Thaker retired from office on September 3..At the farewell event held to mark his retirement, Justice Thaker whose parent High Court is the Gujarat High Court, thanked the members of the Bar at Allahabad High Court saying that they never made him feel like an outsider for the seven years he remained posted there.."The love for seven years never made me feel that I am an outsider. At times in the bar I used to tell 'you are ... me, because I am an outsider'. The earlier presidents used to tell me 'sir ye mat bola kijiye, humko acha nai lagta (sir, please don't say this; we don't like it)'; so I stopped doing that," Justice Thaker said at his farewell reference.The judge was transferred from Gujarat High Court to Allahabad High Court in April 2016. Initially appointed as an additional judge on May 4, 2013, he took oath as permanent judge on March 14, 2018. Prior to his elevation, Justice Thaker was a district judge.At his farewell reference, held last week, Justice Thaker also recounted that his career as a judge began and ended with lawyers' strike..The lawyers in Uttar Pradesh have been on strike to protest the recent police lathi-charge against advocates in Hapur. The Allahabad High Court Bar Association also abstained from work on August 30, when Dr. Thaker’s farewell reference was held.“I would say my career as a judge began with a strike of the lawyers; my career ends as a judge with a strike,” Justice Thaker said at the end of his speech..Justice Thaker also paid tribute to his mentors, Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri, a former Gujarat High Court judge who retired as Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court, and Justice SK Gupta, a former Allahabad High Court judge.“I am very happy that Justice Diwakar has kept me throughout with him. He has always tolerated me even when we were on the bench,” the judge added while referring to present Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court Pritinker Diwaker..While thanking the bar, Justice Thaker also commented on how all the members accepted his shortcomings. “Though my Lord (Justice Diwaker) told that I was cool and sober; I have never differed with my seniors but on a dissenting note, I was never cool. I have learnt a lot from the bar here. They have tremendous depth. The only feeling is that they take you if you give them what they need - dates, adjournments, judgments … and even if you don’t give that, they love you,” he said.