Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill passed away on Friday in a Delhi hospital at 82. Among his notable contribution to Punjab, Gill has served twice as DGP of Punjab and is credited with having brought the Punjab insurgency under control.
He has been called a “supercop”, for his work in Punjab, where he was the DGP from 1988 to 1990 and then again from 1991 until his retirement from the Indian Police Service in 1995.
Gill, who was also the president of the Institute for Conflict Management and president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Hereafter he was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure and significant Ischemic Heart Disease.
Gill was also awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in 1989 for his work in the civil service. He was an author, editor, speaker, consultant on counter-terrorism.
The IPS Association mourns his death.
“We deeply mourn the sad demise of iconic IPS officer, the legendary KPS Gill. His work in defeating Punjab militancy will always inspire us.”