Hyderabad: Former Director-General of Police of United Andhra Pradesh Dr. B. Prasada Rao passed away in the USA. According to his family, he complained of chest pain and wanted to be taken to the hospital. But by the time the ambulance reached the hospital, he was no more.

He is survived by wife Sowmini, son Vikas, daughter-in-law Soumya, and a few-month-old grandson. The officer, who also served as police commissioner of Vizag and Hyderabad, and AP- Principal Secretary, spent a lot of time reading Physics. He was more of a scientist than a police officer. Post-retirement he served as a guest faculty at JNTU, Kakinada.

CID Chief of Andhra Pradesh Sunil Kumar recalled working with the former DGP. "He was my first DIG. Simple, humble, straightforward yet never harsh," he said.

Recalling an incident, he said those days DGP and Intelligence Chief were at loggerheads. "Whenever there was a discussion about posting any officer, both used to present two exactly opposing viewpoints. If one officer is Ram for one chief the same is Ravan for the other. When the name of Prasada Rao came up, both DG and Intelligence chief were dumbstruck as there was nothing against him," he said.

Kumar said after his retirement he was teaching Physics. "It was his true love and passion. I prefer to forget my office colleagues (because it's not possible to do so in the office). My personal space is very precious to me and my life has nothing to do with my job. But some people can cross such watertight containers because they are undeniably good or bad," he said.


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