SardarSant Prakash Singh Of Alawalpur was born in1899. He was imbued with a hardworking and an ambitious mind. He was persevering enough to gain admission at Aitchison College, Lahore. He was proficient in mathematics and sciences. In recognition for his achievements, he was the recipient of a gold medal. After graduation, he cleared the entrance examinations for the Imperial Police Service (IPS). In 1920, he was recruited into the Indian Police Force, in which he served with distinction. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he volunteered his services to the Armed Forces, but his request was denied, as he was required in the IPS. During the Multan communal disturbances in the 1940’s, his work was appreciated by the Governor in Council.

His distinguished and meritorious career in the IPS led him to the rank of Inspector General of Police for Punjab in 1947, making him the first IG of Police of Independent India. In 1953, he was awarded the President’s Medal for his distinguished services. In 1960, he retired from the Police Service and settled in Alawalpur. In 1920, he married Sardarni Gurcharan Kaur of village Sikri, now in Haryana. The couple were blessed with a son, Atam Prakash Singh and a daughter Heminder Kaur. In 1972, he died and his loss was deeply mourned by the nation, especially the Government of Punjab and the rural population of Alawalpur and Sikri; who regarded him as an extremely kind and a benevolent human being.

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