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Former governor to three states Ved Marwah dies in state



Former Indian Police Service (IPS)  officer (IPS) Ved Marwah (87) who after retirement served as governor to three states died on Friday at a hospital
in Mapusa.

Marwah was the former commissioner of police Delhi 1985-88, and later served as Director General of the National Security Guard (NSG).

Recipient of Padma Shri, he served as the adviser to governor in Jammu and Kashmir. He was also governor of Manipur, Mizoram and Jharkhand. According to the information, Marwah is survived by wife and son. Marwah was staying in Siolim. The last rites were held in Siolim wherein the Goa police accorded the guard of honour.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Chief Secretary Parimal Rai, IGP Jaspal Singh laid wreaths on the mortal remains of Ved Marwah.

Wreaths were also laid on behalf of Prime Minister, Vice President and Home Minister, said police officials.  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Marwah.

“Shri Ved Marwah Ji will be remembered for his rich contributions to public life. His unwavering courage always stood out during his career as an IPS officer. He was also a well respected public intellectual. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti”, Modi posted on his social
media account.

Describing Marwah, IGP Jaspal Singh said that, “A dynamic and honest personality, extremely sensitive to the public, a cop with a heart, Marwah was like a rock that weathered many storms. In the aftermath of the 1984 riots, he led Delhi police through some of its most testing times.”

Singh further said that, “his integrity and dedication was unparalleled which helped in crucial assignments as advisor to the JK government and later as governor to three states. Never a man to rest, he remained active in the public domain till the very last days and was a guiding light to all officers who looked to him for guidance. His loss is a loss to
the nation.”

“We are deeply saddened at the loss of a great leader of the police force. Marwah led the force from the front through difficult times and served as a governor to three states. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,” said Singh.

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