Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill passes away at 82

Radhika Dhawad | May 26, 2017 17:16

KPS Gill

Former Punjab DGP Kanwar Pal Singh (KPS) Gill passed away earlier this afternoon (May 26). Gill, who was 82, was admitted at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) on May 18, 2017. He breathed his last at 2:55 pm.

Dr DS Rana, Chairman, Department of Nephrology and Board of Management, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, issued a statement saying, “Mr KPS 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.”

KPS Gill, who was often referred to as Punjab’s ‘Supercop,’ was best known for crushing the Sikh militancy from the state in the late 1980s. Gill had served twice as the Director General of Police in Punjab. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1989 for his contribution in the civil services.

He had retired from the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1995 but was often called up for help by state governments to control difficult situations.