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Shankar Bidari Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 29, 2019

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Short Biography

Shankar Bidari was born on 27-08-1954 in Bagalkot in the state of Karnataka, India. He is a former Indian IPS Officer, Police Officer & Civil Servant who has served as DG and IGP (Director General and Inspector General of Police) of Karnataka state.

Other Name: Dr. Shankar Bidari, Shankar Mahadev Bidari
Other Professions: Police Officer Civil Servant

Shankar Bidari Complete Bio & Career

He hails from a middle class family of Banahatti in Jamkhandi Taluk. His father Shri Mahadevappa Bidari was an agriculturist and Secretary of a weaver’s Co-op. Society. After his education in Government Kannada Boys’ School, Banahatti and S.R.A. High School, Banahatti, he joined G.I. Bagewadi College, Nipani and passed P.U.C. in 1970. Later he joined Posts and telegraphs Department and served as a Telephone Operator. He was selected as Probationary Assistant Commissioner in the K.A.S. by the K.P.S.C. He joined service as Prob. Assistant Commissioner in the year 1977. 
In 1982 he was hand-picked to serve as SP Mandya District when the district was seriously afflicted by communal disturbances, farmers agitations, labour agitations and caste conflicts. By his hard work, bravery, administrative and investigation skills and ability to lead his men, he restored order in Mandya District and ensured that General Elections to the Assembly in 1982 were held peacefully.
As DCP Headquarters, Bangalore City, he played a key role in the arrest of LTTE militants Shivarasan and Shuba who were wanted in Rajiv Gandhi murder case. With a small team, he traced and arrested 10 ULFA militants who were hiding in Bangalore City and wanted by Assam Police. In September 1990, he made a bold attempt to nab a wanted terrorist of Andhra Pradesh by name Bimala Naik who was hiding in a farm house near Bellary and in the encounter, Bimala Naik was killed. He served as an Escort Officer to late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India during the SAARC Summit in 1986. He was selected to serve as Dy. Inspector General of Police, Intelligence in June, 1996. He was promoted to the rank of Inspector General of Police in 1998 and was continued in the Intelligence branch as IGP. As DIGP Intelligence, he formulated the proposals for the formation of seven districts and ably assisted the then Chief Minister late Shri J.H.Patel with intelligence inputs in the field of maintenance of law and order, prevention of communal incidents, matters related to Cauvery river water dispute and sharing of Krishna river water, with drought situation and administration of the State. 
In the month of March 2012, he was transferred from the post of the DG & IGP (Head of the Police Force) on account of a High Court Order which held him responsible for alleged violation of certain human rights. He preferred an appeal in the Hon’ble Supreme Court which gave the judgment in his behalf. He retired from service after 42 years of distinguished service, in May 2012.

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Shankar Bidari Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He is married to Dr. Umadevi and together the couple is blessed with a daughter named Vijayalakshmi Bidari and a son named Vijayendra Bidari.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Bagalkot, Karnataka
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Bangalore, Karnataka, India
School Government Kannada Boys’ School, Banahatti
S.R.A. High School, Banahatti
College G.I. Bagewadi College, Nipani
Karnataka University, Banahatti
Qualification BA
Hobbies Driving
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website www.shankarbidari.com


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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Shankar Bidari

  • His son in and daughter in law are also IPS officers. His wife is the only one in the family who is not an IPS officer.
  • For his service, he has been conferred numerous awards during his career and most notable of them being President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2003.
  • He visited Israel, France, and the United Kingdom as a member of the State Government Delegation and studied the police systems in these countries.
  • He handled the spurious liquor tragedy, which claimed 200 lives, with dexterity and courage and ensured that all the culprits were brought to book.

Shankar Bidari Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

69 years, 9months, 21 days old age Shankar Bidari will turn 70 on 27 August, 2024. Only 2 months, 9 days, 20 hours,23 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Shankar Bidari has celebrated the total number of 70 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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