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Shankar Bidari

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Shankar Mahadev Bidari (Kannada:ಶಂಕರ್ ಬಿದರಿ) was the former Director General and Inspector General of Police {DG&IGP} of the state of Karnataka. He was also the Commissioner of Police of Bangalore city. He was an Indian Police Service {IPS} officer of 1978 batch. Bidari hails from Galagali village in Bagalkot District, Karnataka. Shankar Bidari's family has a distinction of having five civil servants from a single family of six members. Bidari's daughter Vijayalakshmi Bidari,IAS topped the Civil Services Examination for the year 2001. Her husband Mallikarjuna Prasanna, an IPS officer is a DCP in Mumbai. His son Vijayendra Bidari, an IPS officer is the current Superintendent of Police of Tirunelveli. His wife Rohini P Bhajibhakare, IAS from Solapur is a probationer working as assistant collector in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Shankar Bidari's wife Umadevi, who is a doctor by profession, is the only non-IAS and non-IPS person in the family. Shankar Bidari joined the IPS in 1978 and thereafter spend more than 30 years in the service in various capacities. Among his accomplishments, Mr Bidari played a key role in the arrest of LTTE militants Sivarasan and Shubha, wanted in the assassination  ( Wikipedia article )

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