Panaji: Former Governor of Mizoram, Manipur and Jharkhand Ved Marwah passed away at a private hospital in Goa on Friday. He was also former chief of Delhi police.
He was 85
Goa’s officiating Director General of Police Jaspal Singh said that Marwah was admitted in a private hospital in Mapusa, almost three weeks back after he had a fall at his Goa residence.
Singh said that he passed away around 7.30 pm in a private hospital.
“He was very illustrious police officer who was heading the force when terrorism was at its peak. He led the battle against terrorism,” the DGP said.
Marwah was living with his family at Siolim village in North Goa, he said.
Marwah served as Governor of Manipur (1999 -2003), Mizoram (2000-2001) and Jharkhand (2003-2004).
A former IPS officer, Marwah, has held responsibilities as Commissioner of Police, Delhi, Director General of National Security Guard and Adviser to the Governors in Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar.
He wrote the book Uncivil Wars: Pathology of Terrorism in India. Marwah was on the governing council of the Asian Academy Of Film And Television.
Former chief election commissioner S Y Quraishi expressed shock at Marwah’s death.
“I am shocked to know that Shri Ved Marwah former CP Delhi passed on. He was once my boss as JS Women’s Development, the best I ever had. He was President @StStephensClg Alumni Assn. I was VP with him. Pray for peace for his soul. @CafeSSC,” he tweeted.