Former top cop KPS Gill, the man who ended militancy in Punjab, dies at 82

Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill dies of cardiac arrest

Former Punjab DGP Kanwar Pal Singh (KPS)Gill died on Friday in New Delhi. The 82-year-old passed away at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital ,after he suffered sudden cardiac arrest due to cardiac arrhythmia. Credited for bringing militancy in Punjab under Control, Gill has served twice as state DGP. Government of India awarded him Padma Shri in 1989 for his work in civil service. He retired from the Indian Police Service in 1995. Gill has also served as the  president of the Institute for Conflict Management and the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF). With his vast experience in counter terror operations, Gill  also donned the hat of an author, editor, speaker, consultant on the subject.

“He had been recovering from Peritonitis but died of sudden cardiac arrest due to cardiac arrhythmia,” said Dr DS Rana, Chairman, Department of Nephrology and Board of Management, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

Expressing condolences on the demise of former officer, IPS association said,” We deeply mourn the sad demise of iconic IPS officer, the legendary . His work in defeating Punjab militancy will always inspire us.”

Shashtra Sena Bal also mourned the death of the former top cop