Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the death of super cop KPS Gill who passed away in the national capital today. Condoling his death, the prime minister said, “KPS Gill will be remembered for his service to our nation in the fields of policing & security. Pained by his demise. My condolences”.
As per ANI, the 82-year old, who served as Director General of Police two times, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest due to cardiac arrhythmia.The doctors said Gill was suffering from end-stage kidney failure and significant Ischemic Heart Disease. He had been recovering from Peritonitis, it was also revealed. Gill had played a major role in ending militancy in Punjab, the agency said. The supercop was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi.
Considered as a legend in Indian Police Service (IPS), KPS Gill served for more than 40 years in various capacities. The Union Government had also made him security advisor in the ministry of home affairs. Gill, known for his courage and dedication, has also worked in Meghalaya to combat militancy in the state.
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
He has also served as president of the Institute for Conflict Management and president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF). Gill had also received the Padma Shri in 1989.
According to Indian Express, Gill was in the hospital since May 18. He was under the care of Dr D S Rana, Chairman, Department of Nephrology and Board of Management. “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,” Dr D S Rana, was quoted as saying.
Gill had served as was the Director General of Police from 1988 to 1990 and then from 1991 till his retirement from the IPS in 1995.