Tiger Joginder Singh - Born Leader
Joginder Singh hails from Montgomery District of West Pakistan was born on 12th October, 1939 from a pre-independence era in a rich family having massive agricultural lands and properties in Pakistan. However, during the country's partition their entire family, his parents, he himself and his two sisters were forcibly migrated to India. Being a very proud Freedom Fighter his father took his children to Delhi to be part of history comprising of Independent India Celebrations, at this tender age he was imbibed with National spirit and Patriotic feelings
Aftermath of the partition, their family couldn't go back to their village losing all their ancestors property and were ended with huge financial crisis. Seeing the plight of their children, who many times had single meal per day, his mother decided to sell her gold ring for a meager Rs. 400/- to re start a new life. To earn square meals Joginder Singh use to do petty works as causal worker like tending cattle, pulling rickshaw etc. In the year 1950 the family moved and settled in Jalalabad West, Ferozepur District. His strong desire to study and with his mothers encouragement he got admission into a Government School, Ferozepur, with lots of hardships studied till Metric, he was a brilliant, hardworking and sincere student. He was instilled with great confidence and ambition during his education by his teachers, and it motivated him to further pursue his studies, wherein he got admission into Government College, Ludhiana. Seeing his vibrancy and leadership skills, he was made students representative in the hostel and college, his tenacity to excel and his skill of in-depth analysis of every situation was rightly observed by college management and was sent to a Youth Festival organized at Mysore, representing Ludhiana College. It was here that he got exposed to other cultures of the country as well as his desire to be part of Civil Services was seeded.
He worked very hard thereafter and appeared for civil services at a very young age of 20. His determination and hard work paid off as he was selected for Indian Police Service (IPS), he became IPS officer of 1961 batch for Karnataka Cadre. Thereafter, he served as Superintendent of Police, Bidar, Director Youth services and many other posts in Karnataka state. His sincerity and committed work has won many laurels as well the faith of people. He was so richly recognized that he was called upon to Center and then he served as Director CBI, DG ITBP, DG Narcotics Control Bureau, DG Railway Protection Force, IGP, CRPF and in various other police organizations.
Great admirer of Swami Vivekananda and Mohan Bhagwat, he was actively involved in social services, he was Vice President of All India DAV management Committee, Chairman of a DAV Degree college Jalalabad and was part of many educational institutions and inspired youth and provides huge insights into the education system. His humanistic approach and inquisitive nature of knowing about new things as also resulted in penning down nearly 30 books. Few of his books were translated in different Indian languages for wider sharing of knowledge.
Youngsters used to awe by his in depth analysis and well researched aspects of current affairs, he frequently appeared in TV debates, written many articles for dailies and fortnightly magazines expressing his views on various sociopolitical and self-help topics. He was popular personality wherein people used to listen to him with huge attention, he draws lot of fan falling which is very evident that wherever he goes people love to take his autographs as well photographs with him. Known as very Honest and fearless officer, he was nicknamed 'Tiger' by the media and his fans, since he fearlessly handled major scams like Bofors, Fodder Scams etc. Left for heavenly adobe on 03rd February, 2018 leaving his wife Mrs. Surinder kaur, Information Service serviced as Former Director General Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) and 3 daughters. Tiger will remain in our hearts forever and inspire many more.