In conversation with Gwalior Inspector-general of police Adarsh Katiyar


In conversation with Gwalior Inspector-general of police Adarsh Katiyar (1)

Adarsh Katiyar

He is full of spirit and uses those forms of law that keeps justice alive. We talk about profession and personal life…


BIRTHDAY 24 February 1968

HOMETOWN Ranchi, Jharkhand

SCHOOL/COLLEGE St. Xavier’s School, Ranchi/ B.Tech from IIT, Varanasi and M.Tech from IIT, Roorkee

OCCUPATION Indian Police Service, presently Inspector General of Gwalior Zone

FIRST BREAK 10th result, I surprisingly came second in school

HIGH POINT OF YOUR LIFE Selection in Indian Police Service

LOW POINT 2 years of struggle after graduation


After 8 months (on March. 2013) in office, what has been the experience like so far?

Gwalior zone is challenging from the point of policing. Gwalior and Chambal regions has been crime prone, it involves rural and urban crime especially kidnapping and loot which is a challenge for Police.

How do you work with people who did not share your philosophy or values?

While working in such a big organisation it is imperative who do not share our philosophy. It’s a leader’s responsibility to ensure all kind of philosophies join together in achieving the goals we have made. Administration service gives us opportunity to take action against the offender.

What is the most challenging and most rewarding part of being collector of Gwalior city?

We get opportunity to redress grievances at the very first stage by taking interest at personal level. We are able to solve problem of public without putting them into discomfort. It’s a bit challenging but satisfying too.

The last line of your autobiography would read…

..i would like to lead the same life again.

One song that describes your current state of mind?

‘Maein Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya’ by Mohammad Rafi

The most overrated movie/book?

Book will be The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and movie will be Chennai Express.

How would you explain Facebook to your grandfather?

On personal level, I am not a supporter of Facebook. I think face-to-face interaction is much more important than online interaction.

One lie you got away with?

My parents didn’t know I smoke.

What makes your day?

My family.

The love of your life?

My wife.

What touches your heart?

My wife, because her affection and support makes me feel good at heart.

Describe a typical Sunday in your life.

Getting up late and spending afternoon with my kids. Listening to music and playing around. Then we go for a movie at evening.

What spoils your day?

Fight with my wife early in the morning.

You are closest to?

My family.

What’s the biggest surprise you have ever given your wife?

I called my wife on her b’day when we didn’t know each other much and she was not expecting my call.

If you could invite five people to dinner living or dead who would they be?

Amitabh Bachchan as my wife is big fan of him, Akshay Kumar for my son, Pandit Birju Maharaj as my daughter is fond of him and Bipasha Basu because I am a big fan of her.

 A food you hate?

Any food without oil!

What could you live in?


What would we find in your fridge right now?


Where did you spend your last summer?

Kanha National Park.

Any advice for our readers?

Have faith in the system or join and try to make it good if you are fed up with the system.

Fast Track Questions

What is the last thing you bought under ₹10?

Stick ice cream for ₹5.

If you could peep into anyone’s house, whose house it would be?

The White House in Washington, D.C. (U.S.)

Your favourite ride?

Tata Safari.

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