Hasan Gafoor

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Hasan Gafoor IPS
Director General of Police, Maharashtra
In office
14 June 2009 – 31 December 2010 as Commissioner of Mumbai
Preceded by D.N. Jadhav
Personal details
Born 11 December 1950
Hyderabad, India
Died 12 March 2012 (aged 62)
Mumbai, India
Resting place Mumbai, India
Citizenship Indian
Nationality Indian
Residence Mumbai
Occupation Law enforcement
Known for Director General of Police, Maharashtra

Hasan Gafoor (11 December 1950 – 12 March 2012) was the Director General of Police of Maharashtra (Anti Corruption bureau). Previously he was the Director General of Police of Maharashtra and managing director of the Maharashtra Police Housing & Welfare Corporation. He was the Police Commissioner of Mumbai, but was promoted as an aftermath of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.[1] Prior to being the Police Commissioner, he was the Additional Director General, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) between 15 June 2007 and 29 February 2008.[2] Gafoor is a 1974 batch IPS officer, and was the second Muslim to become the police chief of Mumbai after Syed Majeedullah, who was the Police Commissioner from 1962 to 1965.[3]

Hasan Gafoor was indicted in Pradhan commission report on lack of leadership during the Mumbai terror attacks. Hasan Gafoor died of a heart attack in the Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, on 12 March 2012.[4][5][6]


During his tenure as Police Commissioner of Mumbai the following events took place:

  1. 2008 anti-North Indian violence in Maharashtra
  2. 2008 Ahmedabad bombings
  3. Rahul Raj encounter
  4. November 2008 Mumbai attacks


  1. ^ "D Sivanandan to be new police chief of Mumbai". The Times of India. 14 June 2009. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Maria to take over as crime branch chief". The Times of India. 15 June 2007. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Burney, Shahid Raza (2 March 2008). "Gafoor Mumbai Police Chief". Arab News. Retrieved 2008-12-07. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Former police chief Hasan Gafoor dead". Indian Express. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  5. ^ "Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor dead". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  6. ^ "Ex-Mumbai police chief Hasan Gafoor dead". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
Preceded by
D.N. Jhadav
Police Commissioner of Mumbai
1 March 2008 – 13 June 2009
Succeeded by
Dhanushyakodi Sivanandan