India’s first woman Director General of Police (DGP) Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passed away following an illness late Monday night in Mumbai.
Hailing from Amritsar, Punjab, Bhattacharya created history in 2014 after she was appointed as the DGP of Uttarakhand, thus becoming the first woman in the country to have this position.
Following her sad demise, Uttrakhand Police remembered her via Twitter.
प्रदेश की पूर्व DGP श्रीमती कंचन चौधरी भट्टाचार्य, 1973 बैच की IPS अधिकारी, जो कुछ समय से बीमार चल रही थी, के निधन पर #UttarakhandPolice उनके परिजनों के प्रति शोक संवेदना व्यक्त करते हुए उत्तराखंड पुलिस में उनके द्वारा दिए गए अभूतपूर्व योगदान को याद करती है।@IPS_Association pic.twitter.com/dmk3IRthg6— Uttarakhand Police (@uttarakhandcops) August 26, 2019
The IPS association too has mourned and stated,
We mourn the demise of one of our icons, the first lady DGP and second lady IPS officer of India, Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya. An officer with sterling qualities of head and heart, she had an illustrious career, adorned with many firsts and awards.
After Kiran Bedi, Bhattacharya was the second IPS officer in the country. She commenced with her duties on October 31, 2007.