Bhola Nath Mullik
Bhola Nath Mullik
West Bengal, India
|Occupation||Civil servant, spymaster|
|Known for||his service as the director of Intelligence Bureau|
Bhola Nath Mullik was an Indian civil servant, spymaster and the second director of the Intelligence Bureau of India (IB). He served as the director of IB from July 15, 1950 to October 9, 1964. He was known to be a hardworking official, with close contacts with the then Union government. It was reported that Mullik had been a close associate of Jawaharlal Nehru, the erstwhile Indian prime minister and assisted Nehru to keep a watch on the movements of the relatives of Subhash Chandra Bose in the aftermath of Bose's disappearance in 1945. It was on his advice, that Nehru ordered for the establishment of Special Frontier Force (SFF) (also known as Establishment 22) for defending against the Chinese army in the Sino-Indian War of 1962. The Government of India awarded him Padma Bhushan, the third highest Indian civilian award, in 1964.
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| Director of the Intelligence Bureau
(July 15, 1950–October 9, 1964
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