Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill Passes Away:- Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill (82) passed away at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) in Delhi, after experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest due to cardiac arrhythmia.
As per the reports, Gill was suffering from end stage kidney failure and significant ischemic heart disease and had been recovering from peritonitis. He is often credited for playing a major, but a controversial role in ending terrorism in Punjab.
On May 18, Gill was admitted under the care of Dr D S Rana, Chairman, Department of Nephrology and Board of Management. According to Dr. D S Rana, “Mr K P S Gill was suffering from End Stage Kidney Failure and significant Ischemic Heart Disease. He had been recovering from Peritonitis but died of sudden cardiac arrest due to cardiac arrhythmia.”
In 1958, Kanwar Pal Singh Gill, popularly known as K P S Gill joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) and was assigned to two northeastern states of Assam and Meghalaya. He served twice as the DGP of Punjab and retired from the IPS service in 1995.
Gill received a Padma Shri award, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, for his work in the civil service in 1989. Later, he turned into an author and wrote the book Punjab: The Knights of Falsehood in 1997. He also edited the 2001 book Terror And Containment: Perspectives on India’s Internal Security with Ajai Sahni and also co-authored the book The Global Threat of Terror : Ideological, Material and Political Linkages with Sahni.
Gill was also an editor, speaker, consultant on counter-terrorism, president of the Institute for Conflict Management and president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF).