Hyderabad: S Anandram, the eighth DGP of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh and the lead investigator in the Indira Gandhi assassination case, passed away at his home Anand Bhavan in Srinagar Colony on Friday night. The Padmabhushan awardee was 92. His last rites will be performed at Mahaprasthanam in Hyderabad at 11 am today.
The former top cop began his illustrious career with the Indian Police Service in 1950 in the then Hyderabad State. As a skilled investigator, he went on to hold enviable positions within Andhra Pradesh and outside. Anandram had the unique honour of heading the state CID in two stints.
A crack with weapons, he won a police medal for the best revolver shot and meritorious service in 1968. He was awarded the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 1975.
Anandram was the Director-General of Police of Andhra Pradesh during 1982-83 before being drafted for central posting. He became the Andhra’s eighth DGP, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
He got the assignment of his life after he was asked to head a special investigation team to unravel assassination of former PM Indira Gandhi in October 1984. And he did the job with distinction.
Apart from being a top-notch police officer, Anandaram proved his mettle as an able administrator. He served as the MD of Republic Forge Company during 1971-75, chairman and managing director at Hindustan Shipyard Ltd, Visakhapatnam from 1978 to 1981, vice-chairman & MD of Nizam Sugar Factory Ltd., Hyderabad, in 1981-82, and chairman of Andhra Pradesh State Trading Corporation from 1990-1993. He was adjudged the ‘Manager of the Year’ by the Hyderabad Management Association in 1979.