Panaji, Goa: A senior police official of the Goa Police said on Saturday that the Director-General of Police Mr. Pranab Nanda has expired due to a cardiac arrest.
Mr. Nanda was undergoing a visit to Delhi after attending official functions in Goa on Friday. He died late on Friday night, the police official said. He was 57.
Confirming Mr. Nanda’s demise, Inspector General of Police Mr. Jaspal Singh said that we were informed by his family that Mr. Nanda is no more. He died due to cardiac arrest. It is shocking.
The expired officer is a 1988-batch IPS officer who was transferred to Goa on February 25 this year.
Expressing grief over the death of Mr. Nanda, Goa Chief Minister Mr. Pramod Sawant tweeted, “Shocked and saddened by the untimely demise of Shri Pranab Nanda (IPS), DGP, Goa. My deepest sympathies to his family members. May God comfort them in this hour of grief.”
Leader of Opposition in the Goa Assembly Mr. Digambar Kamat said, “My condolences to his wife IPS Mrs. Sundari Nanda who served as Deputy Inspector General of Police in Goa during my tenure as Chief Minister. My thoughts are with his family during this time of grief.”
“Saddened by the news of the demise of Director General of Goa Police Shri Pranab Nanda (IPS). My prayers are with his family. Om Shanti,” BJP leader and former MP Mr. Narendra Sawaikar said in a tweet.
Goa Chief Electoral Officer Mr. Kunal tweeted, “Extremely saddened and unbelievable to know about the sad demise of @DGP_Goa Pranab Nanda. His cheerful personality was endearing. May God give strength to Sundari mam and kids to bear the irreparable loss. May the soul RIP!”