Ashok Kamte

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Description Ashok Kamte AC (23 February 1965 – 26 November 2008) was the Additional Commissioner of the Mumbai Police supervising the Eastern region. He was killed by terrorist bullets, while in action during the 2008 Mumbai attacks. His bravery was honored with the Ashoka Chakra on 26 January 2009.Personal BackgroundThe son of Lieutenant-Colonel Marutirao Narayanrao Kamte IA (Ret'd) (1929-13 January 2014) and his wife Kalpana, Ashok Kamte was born on 23 February 1965 in a Maratha family with a long tradition of police service. His great-grandfather, Rao Bahadur Marutirao Kamte KPM IPM, had served in the Indian Imperial Police from 1895 to 1923, while his grandfather Narayanrao also joined the Imperial Police in 1923, eventually serving as the first Indian Inspector-General (Director-General) of the Maharashtra Police from 1947 to 1955.Kamte's schooling consisted of The Rajkumar College, Rajkot, and then the Kodaikanal International School for five years. He was an international scholarship recipient at Camp Rising Sun in 1980 and subsequently graduated with the Class of 1982. He completed his bachelor's degree from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, graduating in 1985 and a post graduate degree in Arts from the St. Stephen's College, Delhi, 1985–87. An accomplished athlete, he represented India at the junior power-lifting championship in Peru in 1978.
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