Author-cop M B Chande breathes his last at 96

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Aug 2017 14:45:26









Madhav Balwant Chande, former Assistant Commissioner of Police, and author of as many as six books, passed away on Saturday at a ripe old age of 96. He is survived by wife Radha, two sons, Capt. (Retd) Dr Anil Chande, Brigadier General Harish Chande (Retd), daughter Anuradha Dhodapkar, brother Keshav Chande, former Chief Engineer, Government of Madhya Pradesh, and three sisters plus a host of relatives. Funeral procession will start from his Dharampeth residence at Laxmi Clinic, at 8.30 am on Sunday, for Ambazari ghat.

M B alias Baburao Chande was a versatile genius who nursed his intellectual urges through his long years of distinguished Police service during which he was Security Officer to Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Working closely with the then Police Chief K F Rustamji, M B Chande took part in many an operation of national importance. He played a critical role in the famed Hyderabad Police Action, helping the Government with inputs of incalculable importance.

Police service was in his blood. His father, Balwant Chande, was a famous Police officer and served as Circle Inspector in Kotwali Police Station and Sitabuldi Police Station earning popular applause and official acclaim for meritorious service.  M B Chande started his post-retirement career as author of books with an informative work titled “Shree Ramjanma Bhoomi”. Subsequent titles of his books were “Concise Encyclopaedia of Indian History”, “Kautilyan Arthashastra”, “The Police in India”, “Indian Philosophy in Modern Times”, and “Betrayal of Indian Democracy”. All these books were published by Atlanta Publishers.