Most of the people crave and die to be Reel heroes instead of Real heroes. They chose to act like any other person. But, have you ever thought of a people who have made us all extremely proud and done extra ordinary work for the country even lost their lives while performing their duty? If not, it’s time to salute these true heroes.
With the sudden demise of the beloved Anurag Tiwari, the entire country is in a state of shock and is wondering whether there is a place for an honest and dedicated man like him in India. Here are 10 other such amazing bureaucrats where India is proud to have these dedicated Indian civil servants.
1. Narendra Kumar, IPS
He started his career in Bihar in 2009 and joined office in Morena, Madhya Pradesh. He tried to stop illegally mined stones and spent a large amount of time in fighting the mining mafia. This brave officer was allegedly killed by the members of the same mining mafia at the young age of 30 in 2012. His wife is also an IAS officer in Gwalior.
2. Ajit Doval, IPS
Doval is famous for his commendable work during his tenure as an IPS officer from the batch of 1968 is currently holding the position of National Security Advicer to PM Narendra Modi. He played an active role in insurgencies operations in Mizoram, Punjab and Kashmir. He managed to turn militants and persuade them to assist Indian forces against the terrorists. He has also done a commendable job in the termination of all 15 hijackings of Indian Airlines aircraft from 1971-1999. As a high-risk assignment, he also stayed in Pakistan as an undercover agent.
3. B. Chandrakala, District Magistrate of Bulandhshahar
She is famous for taking tough stands against illegal practices. She never hesitates in exposing those people who are not doing justice to their jobs. Thanks to her intervention, three corrupt contractors were booked, one of them being the brother of a member of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh.
4. Satyendra Dubey, IES Officer
He was project director in the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) at Koderma in Jharkhand where he was working on the Golden Quadrilateral Project. He exposed serious financial irregularities and many corrupt practices in the industry. He also made many contractors rebuild the poor quality roads. He wrote a letter to then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee exposing the corruption and financial irregularities in the project. After a few months, he was shot dead in Gaya, Bihar and the country lost yet another competent and sincere bureaucrat.
5. Armstrong Pame, IAS officer
This young IAS officer from Manipur is known for his passion and dedication towards the betterment of the society and was so strong that he built a 100 km long road in a remote hill of Manipur without the government’s help. He used his own savings and turned to social networking sites to raise funds for the project and is fondly called “miracle man” by the villagers.
6. Shanmugam Manjunath, Sales manager at Indian Oil Corporation
He worked actively to stop selling of adulterated fuel. His courageous nature and honesty made him one of the most commendable officers the country has seen. He ordered to seal two petrol pumps selling adulterated fuel in Lucknow and when they started working again, he conducted a surprise raid. He was shot dead the same night and his body with six bullets was found in his own car’s backseat.
7. Shivdeep Waman Lande, IPS officer
This IPS officer has arrested many criminals, worked towards women safety and took on the pharmaceutical mafia. He took strong action against eve teasers and has been very easily accessible to the people. It is said that he receives hundreds of messages everyday and he makes sure that each message is attended to. He played an important role in eliminating illegal wine shops in his jurisdiction. When he was transferred to Araria from Patna, many people turned to the streets and held candle light protests against the government’s decision. He allegedly donates 70 percent of his salary to social causes which include marriages of poor girls and building hostels for poor students.
8. U. Sagayam, IAS officer
He was the first IAS officer to make his assets public who has been transferred around 20 times in the 20 years of his service. He is famous for fighting against corruption wherever he goes. His extensive research on illegal granite-mining in Madurai led to charges against many known politicians and businessmen. He confiscated over 5,000 subsidized gas cylinders that were intended for domestic use which were being illegally used by restaurants.
9. V. V. Lakshminarayana, Joint Director of Central Bureau of Investigation
Lakshminarayana worked on some of the most talked about cases and exposed many corrupt officers. He handled over 19 high profile cases including the Satyam scandal, Gali Janardhana Reddy’s illegal mining case of Obulapuram Mining Company, Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy‘s disproportionate assets case and Sohrabuddin Sheikh’s fake encounter case. He is also known for arresting Jagan Mohan Reddy and giving amazing, high impact speeches.
10. S.R. Sankaran, IAS officer
He was known as an ideal people’s IAS officer. He remained unmarried to serve the society and also contributed to the education of over 500 poor students. He played a crucial role in creating pro-poor policies and was the man behind the abolition of bonded labour. He died due to illness in 2010 but he will always be remembered as a “people’s man”.
Each of these amazing officers are true and real heroes. They gave us hope and still giving that there is still good is left and honest prevails. Will the hero tag deserves to these people or to Reel heroes who does the job of acting for money?