K. Vijay Kumar is a retired IPS officer and appointed as the advisor of J&K governor. He was born in Idukki district located in Kerala to a retired police officer. Being a police officer’s son, Vijay Kumar also wanted to become a police officer since childhood. He graduated from the Madras University in Law degree and passed the UPSC exam in 1975. IPS K Vijay Kumar was the chief of Operation Cocoon to apprehend the forest brigand Veerappan. IPS Vijay Kumar rose to fame after the successful operation Cocoon.
Well, in this article, we are going to show you all about IPS Vijay Kumar biography and professional career. Also, you can read the journey of Vijay Kumar by the end of the article as well. So, let us have a look at his personal and professional life.
IPS Vijay Kumar Age
He was born on September 15, 1952, in Idukki district of Kerala. K Vijay Kumar’s age is 66 years as in 2019. Moreover, he belongs to Nair caste and follows the Hindu religion.
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|Full Name||K Vijay Kumar|
|Birth Date||15 September 1952|
|Age||66 Years (As in 2019)|
|Profession||Senior Advisor to Home Ministry, IPS Officer|
|Birth Place||Idukki district of Kerala|
|Lives in||New Delhi, India|
|Caste | Religion||Nair, Hindu|
|Hobbies||Book Writing, Reading|
|UPSC Exam Clear||1975|
|Famous For||His service toward the internal security and extremism|
|Net Worth||Under Review|
|Height||In Feet: 6.0 F
In Meter: 1.81 M
|Figure Measurement||Chest: 44 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches
|Figure Type||Rhomboid Muscular|
|Family Background, Sister, Education|
|Father Name||Krishnan Nair(Retired Police Officer)|
|Mother Name||Kousalya Krishnan Nair|
|Pre-University Education||Madras University|
|College||Indira Gandhi National Open University|
|Master Degree||National Law School of India University, Bangalore|
|Educational Qualification||Master in Business Law degree|
|Marriage, Wife Name, Children|
|Wife Name||Meena Vijay Kumar|
|Marriage Date and Place||1977|
|Children||Son: Arjun Kumar
Daughter: Ashwini Nair
|Police Career and Profession|
|IPS Service Joined||10 November 1975|
|1982-1985||Superintendent of Police|
|1985-1990||Special Protection Group for Rajiv Gandhi|
|In 1991||Special Security Group for J. Jayalalithaa|
|1997||Inspector General of Police for South Zone, TN|
|1998-2000||Inspector General for BSF, Srinagar|
|2001||Commissioner of Police for Chennai city|
|2004||Chief of Operation Cocoon|
|2008||Head the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy|
|2010-2012||Director-general of CRPF|
|2012-2018||Senior Security Adviser in Ministry of Home Affairs|
|June 2018||Adviser to Governor Vohra in J&K|
|2019||Governor of J&K|
Family, Parents, Education, Caste, and Early Life
Vijay Kumar was born to a Nair family in Idukki city of Kerala. His father name is Mr. Krishnan Nair who was a retired police officer and mother name is Mrs. Kousalya Krishnan Nair. Furthermore, K Vijay Kumar was the second child of his parents among six.
He did his schooling and higher secondary education from Idukki city. Since childhood, Vijay Kumar had a dream to become an IPS officer.
He completed his bachelor and master degree in Law from Madras University. In 2010, he praised by Master in Business Law degree from National Law School of India University located in Bangalore.
Physical State and Body Measurement
Well IPS K Vijay Kumar is a fitness freak and follows daily gym sessions to stay fit. Vijay Kumar’s height is 6 foot or 1.81 in a meter. His body type is rhomboid muscular and weight is about 70 kg approximately.
Family, Wife Name, Marriage, and Children
Vijay Kumar married in 1977 after two years of becoming IPS officer. K Vijay Kumar’s wife name is Meena Vijay Kumar.
The couple blessed with two children including a daughter and son. Moreover, IPS K Vijay Kumar’s son name is Arjun Kumar and daughter’s name is Ashwini Nair.
IPS officer K Vijay Kumar
In 1975, K Vijay Kumar cleared the UPSC exam. Furthermore, the UPSC(Union Public Service Commission) is responsible to appoint the officers to serve central services.
Despite have been selected for A rank which is IAS, Vijay Kumar preferred IPS service. On 10-11-197, K Vijay Kumar joined the Indian Police Service.
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K Vijay Kumar Police Service and IPS Career
In November 1975, Vijay Kumar joined the police service. From 1975 to 1982, he served as an Assistant superintendent of police in Pattukkottai, Trichy and Sembilan cities.
In 1982, he appointed as a Superintendent of Police and transferred in Dharmapuri city. After that, he assisted retired IPS officer Walter Devaram as well.
During 1985 to 1990, he served the Special Protection Group. Furthermore, SPG forces are the union armed force who serves the Indian prime minister’s post.
From 1991 to 1997, Vijay Kumar appointed at a various post like from SP of Vellore district to providing security to former chief minister Jayalalithaa.
In 1997, IPS officer Vijay Kumar appointed as the first Inspector General of Police in the south zone of Chennai city. After the police commissioner post in Chennai, Vijay Kumar named in one of the best police commissioners for Chennai.
In 2001, Vijay Kumar appointed as the chief of Operation Cocoon which encounters Veerappan in August 2004. Furthermore, Veerappan was India’s most wanted and the biggest sandalwood smuggler in India.
In 2008, IPS Vijay Kumar becomes the head of National Police Academy located in Hyderabad.
From 2010 to 2012, Vijay Kumar IPS served CRPF force as a director-general. Moreover, CRPF is the world’s largest central force.
In 2012, IPS Vijay Kumar retired from the police service and appointed as a Senior Security Adviser in Indian Ministry of Home Affairs by the Union Government.
After Police Service Profession
From 2012 to 2018, retired IPS officer Vijay Kumar served as a security adviser in Ministry of Home Affairs. In 2018, he appointed by the Union Government of India as an adviser to Governor of Jammu & Kashmir state.
As of August 2019, after the revocation of Article 370 from the Jammu & Kashmir state, IPS K Vijay Kumar named as the first Governor of state after Article 370 rule.
Awards of Retired IPS K Vijay Kumar
- 1993: Police Medal for Service
- 1999: President’s Police Medal
- 2005: President’s Police Medal for Gallantry
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