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BBMB pays tribute to Mr. Chander Kumar Sawhney.


Chandigarh (Gurpreet). Bhakra Beas Management Board pays tribute to Mr. Chander

Kumar Sawhney, an illustrious Punjab cadre IPS officer of 1955 batch who

passed away peacefully on 1st November 2020 at his residence in Chandigarh

at the ripe age of 90 years. In his long and varied innings, Mr. Sawhney

served in different districts of Punjab as SSP in Narnaul, Bathinda and DIG in

Ferozpur and Patiala. He attended the National Defence College, New Delhi in

1976. He was SP, CBI in Ambala and IG, Punjab Frontier of BSF in

Jallandhar. He served as DGP Punjab Police in 1983. He retired as chairman

of PEPSU Roadways, Patiala in 1990. A very conscientious and committed

officer, he was known in Punjab and all over the country for his impeccable

probity and integrity. He was a highly decorated officer, having been conferred

with both the Presidents Police medal for Gallantry and the President’s Police

Medal for Distinguished Service. Currently he was on the Board of Trustees of

Dayal Singh College and School (Karnal). Mr. Sawhney leaves behind his wife

- Mrs. Harveen Sawhney, sons- Rajan, a consultant in UK and Surinder, an

architect in Chandigarh and two daughters- Misba married to Dr. Sumeet

Jerath IAS, Secretary- Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home

Affairs and Shameela married to Mr. Sanjay Malhotra IAS, Additional

Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India.

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