Dineshwar Sharma, the administrator of Lakshadweep and former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief, died on the age of 66 on Friday in a hospital in Chennai, from issues associated to a lung ailment.
Tributes poured in from political leaders throughout events together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, residence minister Amit Shah, and former J&Okay chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, who all praised him for his information and expertise however most significantly his means to attach with everybody.
Sharma was barely constructed and quiet however he was not averse to talk reality to energy, and was all the time prepared to take a position effort and time on advanced points.
That made him a pure alternative for the Modi authorities which determined to nominate him particular consultant for Jammu & Kashmir on October 25, 2017. His put up was equal to the put up of Cupboard Secretary.
Sharma, as J&Okay interlocutor, pursued dialogue with varied stakeholders in J&Okay until the BJP-PDP coalition collapsed in 2017. It was he who really helpful releasing first time stone pelters from jail.
PM Modi tweeted on Friday after his dying: “Administrator of Lakshadweep Shri Dineshwar Sharma Ji made lengthy lasting contributions to India’s policing and safety equipment. He dealt with many delicate counter terror and insurgency ops throughout his policing profession. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his household. Om Shanti”.
Mehbooba Mufti mentioned in her tweet as interlocutor Sharma tried his finest to revive bridges of belief and goodwill between J&Okay and remainder of the nation. Omar Abdulla mentioned: “Dineshwar Sharma was a sensible and wise man who understood Kashmir. Sadly he was an interlocutor for a authorities that wasn’t thinking about listening however that isn’t a mirrored image of both his efforts or his talents. I’m sorry to listen to of his premature demise. Might he RIP”.
His batchmate and former CBI Director Anil Sinha mentioned: “I’ve misplaced my brother, my good friend and my member of the family.”
Sharma was IB chief for a hard and fast two-year time period from December 31, 2014.
Sharma joined the Intelligence Bureau as Assistant Director in January 1991 in Kashmir when the insurgency was at its peak there. Throughout his service, Sharma dealt with plenty of assignments together with counter insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast.