Ms. Manusmriti of India has made world record by becoming the 4th generation cop in her family. Manusmriti, who has joined India’s elite Indian Police Service (IPS), comes from a family which has been serving the Indian police force generation after generation since 1921 (which means for 90 years).
Her great grandfather Harihar Prasad Verma had joined the police force of the Indian state of Bihar as a Constable in 1921, i.e. when India was under the British rule. He was followed by his son Arbind Prasad (Manusmriti’s grandfather), who joined the Bihar Police as an SI (Sub Inspector) in 1952. He was again followed by his son Kamlendra Prasad (Manusmriti’s father), who joined the IPS in 1981. He is an IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, and is now serving as the Director of the National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, New Delhi.
And now Manusmriti has lived up to the legacy of her family by joining the IPS. She has joined the Union Territory cadre. She and her father have also made the record of being the only serving father-daughter IPS duo. A bright student, Manusmriti is an alumnus of Delhi’s St. Stephens College and London School of Economics.
However, there has been an example of a 4th generation cop in Canada as well. There is one David Stewart who joined the police force of Vancouver in Canada on 23rd September, 2011. And he is reportedly the 4th generation cop in his family. However, his family has been serving the police force for 82 years, i.e. eight years less than the number of years for which Manusmriti’s family has served the force.
A bagful of congratulations, Manusmriti. The nation wishes you all the best.
At the same time let us wish all the best to our Canadian friend David Stewart. Both David and Manusmriti have lived up to the legacy of their respective families, and we sincerely hope that both of them will prove themselves to be the assets for the police forces of their respective countries.