Jamia Millia Islamia vice chancellor Professor Talat Ahmad has been bereaved as his cousin, former Jharkhand Director General of Police, died on Saturday in Escorts Hospital.
This information was shared by activist Anisur Rahman, who said he died from heart attack.
A source close of Professor Ahmad said the body of Neyaz Ahmad, 68, has been taken to his hometown.
Neyaz, a 1974-batch IPS officer, has held several positions during his postings. After his term as DGP was over, Neyaz was appointed at chairman Jharkhand’s Staff Selection Commission (SSC), according to media reports.
On google search very little information was available online on his life. A report said Neyaz belonged from Gridih and was staying in Patna after retirement and had completed his graduation from Stephen’s Delhi. However, another report said he was basically from Nalanda in Bihar.
It was in 1974 when he had cleared Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam in his first attempt. He served in different posts in the undivided Bihar.
Activist Rahman, who knew him personally, said it is a loss to the nation and community. He was a down-to-earth police officer, who was always willing to provide all help to the needed, said Rahman, adding that during his tenure as Jharkhand DGP the State witnessed improvement in law and order situation.
Some people from Bihar living in Okhla for long remembered his contribution and said he will be missed by many, terming his death as a great loss.