Ved Marwah, who served as governor of Manipur, Mizoram and Jharkhand passed away in Goa around 8.30 pm on Friday. He was 87.
According to reports, he will be accorded a state funeral with full honours.
The Goa Police confirmed the news on their Twitter handle.
“We are deeply saddened at the loss of a great leader of the police force. Shri Ved Marwah, IPS, led the force from the front through difficult times and served as a Governor to three states. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,” they said in a tweet.
Family sources said he was suffering from a lung ailment for many years, and had been hospitalized for 10 days in Goa.
Marwah also served as commissioner of Delhi Police from 1985-88.
He served as an IPS officer for over three decades in various capacities.
His family had moved to Delhi from Pakistan’s Peshawar in 1947. At first, the family settled in Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar and were allotted a plot in Khan Market by the Ministry of Relief and Rehabilitation, Indian Express reported.