Arup Patnaik Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Arup Patnaik

Full NameArup Mohan Patnaik
NicknameArup Babu
ProfessionPolitician and Retired IPS Officer (36th Police Commissioner of Mumbai)
Famous ForBeing First and only Odia IPS officer to hold the post of Police Commissioner of Mumbai.
Civil Services
ServiceIndian Police Service (IPS)
CadreMaharashtra cadre
Major Designation(s)Arup Patnaik joined I.P.S. in 1979 and held several important posts in his 36 years long career.

• 1981-82: Probationary Asst. Supdt. of Police, Nasik
• 1983-86: Suptd. of Police, Latur
• 1986-88: DCP, Nagpur City
• 1988-91: Suptd. of Police, Jalgaon
• March 1991-March 1994: DCP Zone VII, Mumbai City
• March 1994-1999: On Deputation to the CBI as D.I.G., the Bank Security & Fraud Cell, a Central Unit of the CBI
• 1999-2001: Additional Commissioner of Police, South Mumbai
• 2001-05: Inspector General of Police, State Reserve Police Force (S.R.P.F.)
• 2005-07: Jt.Commissioner of Police, (Law & Order)
• July 2007 to February 2011: Addl.Director General of Police (Traffic), Maharashtra State
• 2011-30 September 2015: Commissioner of Police, Mumbai.
Awards• Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Services in 1994
Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Services
• President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2003
President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 September 1955
Age (as in 2018)63 Years
BirthplaceBhubhaneshwar, Odisha
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownAjmer, Rajasthan
SchoolMayo College, Ajmer
Mayo College Coat of Arms (Logo)
University• Delhi University
• Bombay University
Educational QualificationB.Sc Chemistry (Honors) from Delhi University in 1975
LLB (Bachelor of Legislative Law) from the University of Bombay in 1995
AddressPermanent: A/2 Sangam Chs, Versova Link Road, Opp. Vrindavan Gurukul, Teh-Andheri, Dist Mumbai Suburban (MH) 400053
Present: Bhuban Nivas, Plot No. 1573, Talabaniya, Gandamunda,Dist. Khurda Bhubaneswar 751030
ControversyPatnaik was abruptly transferred from his post as Commissioner of Police after the Azad Maidan riots. The decision of the Maharashtra Government was highly criticized. Many felt he was a victim of a political conspiracy. Everyone praised Patnaik’s handling of the explosive situation at Azad Maidan on 11 August 2012. Patnaik had personally walked through the mob, refrained his men from opening fire on the Muslim youth and defused a restive and emotionally charged crowd of 50,000 in under 30 minutes.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
• Chirantan
• Tanmay
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Late Bhabani Mohan Patnaik (Lawyer)
Mother- Name not known
SiblingsNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodOdia Dishes
Role Model• Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das
• Kulabrudha Madhusudan Das
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionMaruti Suzuki Ciaz ZXI (Reg No. MH02 EK 2496) worth 7 Lakhs INR
Arms Collection12 Bore SBBL (Gun No-5601), Made in Japan: 5000 INR
12 Bore (Pistol No-2086982) Ithaca, Made in USA: 2 Lakhs INR
Money Factor
• Cash: 35,000 INR
• Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and NBFC's: 10.65 Lakhs INR
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: 1.1 Crore INR
• Jewellery:
Gold: 6.9 Lakhs INR

Immovable: 1 Resedential building in Mumbai worth 1.3 Crores INR
Salary1,27,81,890 INR (as in 2018)
Net Worth (approx.)9.30 Crores INR

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Arup Patnaik

  • Arup Patnaik was the 36th Police Commissioner of Mumbai. He retired on 30th September 2015 after an illustrious career in the Maharashtra Police spanning over 36 years in service. Patnaik is the first and only Odia IPS officer to hold the post of Police Commissioner of Mumbai. [1]Wikipedia
  • He was awarded the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2003 and the Indian Police Medal for meritorious services in 1994.
  • He is an honours graduate in Chemistry from the Delhi University. He excelled in sports like football and boxing during his time at Mayo College. His father was highly educated. He had done MA (History) and LLB and was a practising lawyer. His father had close ties with Biju Patnaik.

  • Prior to joining IPS in 1979, he worked as a Probationary Officer in State Bank of India for a period of two years. He had joined the bank in 1976. [2]Security Watch India
  • During his tenure as DCP (western suburbs), he was one of the key officers who took part in the 1991 Lokhandwala operation in which Dilip Buwa and Maya Dolas were killed.
  • While he was Police Commissioner, he clamped down on various illegal establishments. He raided pubs and bars after which media called him “Bar Buster”. He conducted raids on several bars in western Mumbai, which were the favourite hangout places of members of the underworld. [3]NDTV
  • He even raided Dagdi Chawl, gangster Arun Gawli’s stronghold and nabbed key shooter Tanya Koli with a large cache of arms.
  • As DCP Zone VII, he was the part of the team formed to investigate the 1993 Bombay blasts. He is credited with the largest ever seizure of RDX, to the tune of 1500 kg at Mumbra, Mumbai in 1993. [4]The Hindu
  • Patnaik has represented India on the international front too. He represented India at Interpol, Lyons (France) and has participated in anti-money laundering workshops in Tokyo, Japan.
  • He was a member of a high-level team that was sent to London to meet Scotland Yard and number of reputed professionals to help chart out the plan for a comprehensive CCTV cover project for Mumbai City.
  • He also led a high-level team of Indian Police Officers to Los Angeles for extensive training with the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in counter-terrorism techniques.
  • He joined Biju Janata Dal on 18 April 2018. He was personally inducted into the party by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik.
  • He is the Chairman of  Odisha’s State Youth Welfare Board, the Biju Yuva Vahini and he has been given the rank and status of the Minister of State by the Odisha State Government. [5]Times of India
  • His life story has been adapted into films, like Aan: Men At Work and Black Friday, and books like Hussain Zaidi’s ‘Black Friday’ which details the 1993 Mumbai bombings. Zaidi has dedicated an entire chapter on Patnaik and his handling of the situation. Black Friday Book CoverBlack Friday Film Poster