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Ashok Kamte

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Ashok Kamte

Born: 23 February 1965

Died: 26 November 2008

  • He was an Indian police officer, serving as the Additional Commissioner of the Mumbai Police supervising the Eastern region.
  • He was martyred in action during the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
  • He was posthumously given the Ashoka Chakra on 26 January 2009.
  • An accomplished athlete, he represented India at the junior power-lifting championship in Peru in 1978.
  • He was survived by his wife Vinita, their two sons Rahul and Arjun, and by his father, mother, and sister, Sharmila.
  • His wife subsequently co-authored a biography of her husband.
  • He was killed in action by terrorists during the Mumbai attacks, on 26 November 2008 in a narrow lane between St. Xavier’s College and the Rang Bhavan opposite Corporation Bank ATM just a stone away from Crime Branch office.

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