On 5th June 2020, Former Delhi police commissioner and former Governor of Mizoram, Manipur and Jharkhand, Ved Prakash Marwah, IPS, passed away at the age of 87 in a private hospital in Mapusa town in North Goa where he was admitted three weeks ago due to a fall. He was born on 15th September 1934 in Peshawar, British India.
Studies and Career:
i.Ved Marwah was an alumnus of St. Stephens college.
ii.He was the first Secretary of the High Commission of India, London.
iii.From 1985 to 1988 he served as the Police Commissioner of Delhi during the repercussions of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and he served as the third Director General of the National Security Guard from 1988 to 1990.
iv.He was the convener of Internal Security of the National Security Council Advisory Board, Special Secretary of Internal Security in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
v.He served as the Governor of Manipur from 1999 to 2003, governor of Mizoram from 2000 to 2001 and Governor of Jharkhand from 2003 to 2004 and as additional charges he was the adviser to the governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar.
vi.He was a member of the governing council of Asian Academy of Film and Television.
i.He wrote the book “Uncivil Wars: Pathology of Terrorism in India” in 1995.
ii.He wrote many chapters in books on security issues and Kreddah, Amsterdam has recently published his contributions on Autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir and other constitutional issues.
Awards and honours:
i.He received Padma Shri in 1989.
ii.He received the Police medal for Gallantry and ‘Garaj Star’ in June 1974 for controlling the explosive Sadar Bazar riots.
iii.He became the honorary Professor at the Centre of Police Research, New Delhi.
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