Mr. K.K. Luthra, Sr. Advocate was born in April 1925 in Khanewal (West Punjab) now in Pakistan.
In 1941, Mr. K.K. Luthra joined Forman Christian College, a renowned Institution of Lahore, where he obtained his F.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees. Thereafter, he joined Government Law College, Lahore, one of the premier institutions of law at that time. While he was studying law, , his family, which was based in West Punjab (now in Pakistan), had to migrate as refugees to Shimla, by reason of the partition of the country, where he completed his law degree in 1949 from the Government Law College, Punjab.
He was enrolled as a Pleader of the Punjab High Court in 1949 and later as an Advocate in 1954. As he was the only child of his parents who had lost every thing during the partition, his father urged him to leave the practice of law, which was a tough profession in a new part of the country, and to join the civil services instead.