KPS Gill, former Punjab DGP, passes away

Former Punjab DGP, KPS Gill, credited with wiping out militancy in the state, passed away after suffering cardiac arrest in Delhi on Thursday afternoon. He was 82. Gill was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi.
Reportedly, Gill was diagnosed with end stage kidney failure and significant ischemic heart disease. The IPS officer had served twice as the DGP in Punjab before retiring from the force in 1995. He was subsequently appointed the president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF).

Dubbed "supercop" by the media for his crackdown on Khalistani terrorists, Gill was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, in 1989 for his work in the civil service.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences at Gill's demise. "KPS Gill will be remembered for his service to our nation in the fields of policing and security. Pained by his demise. My condolences," PM Modi tweeted.