Bhopal: Former Madhya Pradesh Director General of Police R.P. Sharma’s mortal remains were consigned to flames at Bhadbhada Vishramghat in the State capital on Sunday 24 July 2022.
The former DGP passed away on Friday 22 July. He was 87. His mortal remains were kept at his Arera Colony residence for family members, friends, and those from the Police to pay their last respects.
Madhya Pradesh DGP Sudhir Saxena placed a wreath on the mortal remains of Mr Sharma. A large number of retired and serving top brass of the police also offered floral tributes.
Prominent among those who also offered their tributes were former DGP and Director CBI Rishi Shukla, Arun Gurtoo, Sk kanwar, Maithli Sharan Gupta, SCAgrawal, all of them former DGs, Additional DG and president IPS Association, Vipin Maheshwari, and Commandant 7th Batallion Atul Singh.
The last journey began when a mild drizzle turned into a heavy downpour on Sunday Morning. Braving the rain, especially were the Police buglars, who formed the front escort at the start of the last journey.
At the Bhadbhada Vishramghat (cremation ground), prominent citizens from different sections of society were present to witness the last rites.
The pyre was lit by Mr Sharma’s son Rajesh Sharma, IPS (retd).
He was one of those officers who stood out for their dedication and commitment and who refused to dilute or compromise their integrity and professionalism even under most trying times. – Uday Kumar Varma, former, Secretary Information & Broadcasting, member of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and member of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council
Great man, a great Cop and a great human being – Major General Goverdhan Singh Jamwal, former Military Secretary to the President and MLC, Jammu and Kashmir.
I had the pleasure of working with him in Khargone district and formed a lifelong friendship with him. A gem of a person, mild in speak, strict in action and gentleman to the core – Kewal Krishan Sethi, Chief Secretary Manipur and President Board of Revenue in Madhya Pradesh. As Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities
Departure of someone with life well lived, head held high and children well settled in life needs to be celebrated and not mourned – OP Rawat, former Chief Election Commissioner of India
An actual Super Cop- a category in which fewer and fewer officers can be counted in – Manish Sharma, Additional Director General of Police, Madhya Pradesh
Probably the last of the real Cops in Uniform – Sujay Gupta, Consulting Editor of O Herald O
Amazing personality – Kamal Nathani, film maker and Screen writer