Randhir Prasad Verma

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Randhir Prasad Verma was an Indian police officer who died while trying to resist a robbery attempt in a bank in Dhanbad. He was posthumously awarded the gallantry award Ashoka Chakra. The Government of India also issued a Commemorative postage stamp in his honor in 2004.

He was born in 1952 in the village Jagatpur of Supaul district previously in Saharsa district of Bihar and studied at St. John's High School, Ranchi and Patna College. He joined the Indian Police Service in 1974. As a police officer he eliminated many criminal gangs.

While serving in Dhanbad as the Superintendent of Police he died while resisting robbery at Bank of India branch on 3 January 1991.

His widow Rita Verma later joined politics and was elected to Lok Sabha from BJP ticket. A Chowk "Randhir Verma Chowk" is a busy lane named after him in Dhanbad. His wife lives with two growing sons.In Muzaffarpur District there is a Cricket Club on the name Randhir Prasad Verma known as Randhir Verma Cricket Club (RVCC).

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