New Delhi: Maloy krishna Dhar, one of India’s best known spies died in hospital on 19th May 2012. A man whose childhood memory was being huddled in a train with his mother escaping bloody Partition riots without much to his name, and then rose to become a senior IPS officer who never once compromised his values for short term gain or political expedience, a bestselling author whose first book was published at the age of 56 and went on to write close to a dozen books. His wife passed away sometime back and has a son.
MK Dhar was born in Kamalpur, Bhairab-Mymensingh in East Bengal, which is now Bangladesh. He finished his education with a Mastersdegree in Bengali Literature and Language and Comparative Literature from Calcutta University. He taught in a college and worked as a junior staff reporter before joining the Indian Police Service in 1964. He was drafted to the Central Intelligence Bureau in 1968. He rose to the position of Joint Director, Intelligence Bureau. maloy has been associate with tackling militancy in North East, Sikkim, Punjab, and Kashmir, where he handled important political, counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and counterintelligence operations.
Open Secrets: India’s Intelligence Unveiled, Open Secrets, Fulcrum of Evil: ISI-CIA-Al Qaeda Nexus are among his most notable books.
At Frontier India, we have had a long association with him. Since 2005, MK Dhar has been sharing his opinion and analysis on various aspects of political and security situation in the country. We join the nation to salute this great son of India.