Former Director General of Police of Punjab, KPS Gill died on Friday at the age of 82. He took his last breath in Sir Gangaram Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment since May 18.

“He had been recovering from peritonitis but died of sudden cardiac arrest due to cardiac arrhythmia” said the statement released by hospital.

He was suffering from end-stage kidney failure and significant ischemic heart disease.

The former DGP of Punjab was best known for playing a crucial role in eliminating terrorism from Punjab during late 80’s.

Gill, who was known as ‘supercop’, was DGP of Punjab Police between 1988 and 1990 and came back to the post again in 1991 and held it till retirement in 1995. 

Post retirement, Gill took on multiple roles and invested his time in authoring books, speaking at various subjects and also acting as a consultant on counter-terrorism.

He also served as the president of the Indian Hockey Federation for 14 years.

The two-time DGP of Punjab was awarded Padam Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour in India, in 1989.


(With inputs from IANS)