KPS Gill, who served as Director General of Police twice in Punjab, has passed away, a report by Press Trust of India has said. He breathed his last in a hospital in the national capital. He was 82 years old. KPS Gill is credited for ending militancy in Punjab. Gill was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. As per ANI, doctors said that Gill suffered a sudden cardiac arrest due to cardiac arrhythmia. The doctors added that Gill was suffering from End Stage Kidney Failure and significant Ischemic Heart Disease. He had been recovering from Peritonitis. He was responsible for ending militancy in Punjab. He was currently serving in Chattisgarh as security advisor to the state government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his condolences. “KPS Gill will be remembered for his service to our nation in the fields of policing & security. Pained by his demise. My condolences,” PM Modi said.
A legend in Indian Police Service, he served for more than 40 years in various regions. Centre also made him security advisor in the ministry of home affairs. He was known for his courage and single-minded dedication. He also worked in Meghalaya to combat militancy. The former Punjab supercop received the Padma Shri in 1989 for his work in civil service.
KPS Gill will be remembered for his service to our nation in the fields of policing & security. Pained by his demise. My condolences.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 26, 2017
As per Indian Express, Gill was admitted on May 18, 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.” Gill was the Director General of Police from 1988 to 1990 and then again from 1991 until his retirement from the Indian Police Service in 1995.