Ved Marwah

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Ved Marwah
3rd Governor of Jharkhand
In office
12 June 2003 – 9 December 2004
Chief MinisterArjun Munda
Preceded byRama Jois
Succeeded bySyed Sibtey Razi
Governor of Bihar
In office
1 November 2004 – 4 November 2004
Chief MinisterRabri Devi
Preceded byRama Jois
Succeeded byButa Singh
9th Governor of Manipur
In office
2 December 1999 – 12 June 2003
Chief MinisterWahengbam Nipamacha Singh
Radhabinod Koijam
Okram Ibobi Singh
Preceded byOudh Narayan Shrivastava
Succeeded byArvind Dave
Governor of Mizoram
(Additional Charge)
In office
1 December 2000 – 18 May 2001
Chief MinisterZoramthanga
Preceded byA. Padmanabhan
Succeeded byAmolak Rattan Kohli
Personal details
Ved Prakash Marwah

(1934-09-15)15 September 1934
Peshawar, British India (now in Pakistan)
Died5 June 2020(2020-06-05) (aged 95)
Goa, India
Spouse(s)Kamel Marwah
ChildrenAmitabh Marwah
Alma materUniversity of Manchester
OccupationCivil Servant
As of 01 March, 2020

Ved Prakash Marwah (15 September 1934 – 5 June 2020)[1] was an Indian police officer, who after retirement, served as governor of Manipur, Mizoram and Jharkhand.[2] He died at Goa at the age of 87 after a three-week hospitalisation.[3]

Early life

He was born and raised in Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India. The son of Faqirchand Marwah, he immigrated to the Union of India after the Partition of India. He completed his education at St. Stephens College, where he served as President of the Alumni Association. He also completed a diploma in Public Administration from the University of Manchester, UK.

Police service

An officer of the Indian Police Service, Marwah has held assignments during his 36-year career, including Commissioner of Police (1985–88), Delhi; and Director General of the National Security Guard (1988–90).[4] He was awarded India's fourth-highest civil award, the Padma Shri in 1989.[5]

Governor and other administrative positions

He served as Adviser to the Governors of Jammu & Kashmir and Bihar, and as governor of Manipur from 1999 to 2003, governor of Mizoram from 2000 to 2001, and governor of Jharkhand from 2003 to 2004.[6] He was also honorary Professor at the Centre for Policy Research,[7] and President of the Centre for Policy Studies, New Delhi.[8]


His publications include "Indian in Turmoil-J&K (2009)",[9] "Left Extremism and Northeast", and "Uncivil Wars: Pathology of Terrorism in India".[10]

Another publication "Counterterrorism in Punjab" was published by Indiana University, while "Autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir" was published by Kreddah, Amsterdam.


Marwah died on 5 June 2020.[11][12]


  1. ^ Lakhani, Somya (5 June 2020). "Ved Marwah, former chief of Delhi Police, passes away in Goa". The Indian Express. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Ved Marwah, former chief of Delhi Police, passes away in Goa". The Indian Express. 6 June 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Former governor and Delhi ex-top cop Ved Marwah dies at 87". The Tribune. 6 June 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Former Delhi Police commissioner Ved Marwah dies". The Hindustan Times. 6 June 2002. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards". Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 6 June 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Former top cop Ved Prakash Marwah Dead". The Times of India. 6 June 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Ved Marwah, Honorary Research Professor". Centre for Policy Research. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  8. ^ Desk, Sentinel Digital (6 June 2020). "Ved Marwah, former Governor of Mizoram, Manipur & Jharkhand, dies at 87 - Sentinelassam". Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  9. ^ India in Turmoil-J&K. Rupa & Co. 2009. p. 352. ISBN 978-8129114761.
  10. ^ Uncivil wars : pathology of terrorism in India. HarperCollins. 1997. p. 472. ISBN 8172232217.
  11. ^ "Former Delhi Police commissioner Ved Marwah dies". Hindustan Times. 6 June 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  12. ^ PTI (6 June 2020). "Ved Marwah, former governor and Delhi Police commissioner, dies at 87". ThePrint. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
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