Last week, Rakesh Maria, Mumbai’s Commissioner of Police stepped down from his responsibilities, to be replaced by Ahmed Javed.
An illustrious cop who passed out from the 1981 batch of the Indian Police Service, Rakesh Maria has been the face of Mumbai Police for decades now.
He has been part of the city’s ups and downs, and handled some of the worst crises that the city has faced, including the 1993 blasts and the 26/11 Taj attack. An earnest cricket, basketball and karate sportsman since college, Rakesh Maria was respected and revered by his peers, juniors and media alike.
He has been immortalised in books and movies for the longest time, and has become a part of the city’s character in many ways.
Here is all the information you need to know about Rakesh Maria: