Bhaskar Rao Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Hometown: Basavanagudi, Bengaluru
Age: 58 Years
Wife: Chandrika Pani Rao
|Profession(s)||• Former IPS officer
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 179 cm
in meters- 1.79 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
|Political Party||• Aap Aadmi Party (AAP) (2022-2023)
• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (2023)
|Political Journey||• In 2022, he joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
• In 2023, he left Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
• In March 2023, he joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
|Awards & Honours||• 2000: Honoured with United Nations’ Medal for the Services rendered in International Peacekeeping in a warzone
• 2008: Received Police medal for meritorious service on Indian Independence day
• 2015: Received President’s medal for distinguished service on Indian Independence day
|Date of Birth||24 May 1964 (Sunday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||58 Years|
|School||• Sri Kumaran Children’s Home in Jayanagar, Bengaluru
• Notre Dame Academy in Patna, Bihar
|College/University||• St. Joseph’s Arts & Science College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
• National College in Jayanagar, Bengaluru
• Bengaluru University
|Educational Qualification||• Did a pre-university course in history, economics, sociology, and political science at St. Joseph’s Arts & Science College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
• Earned a degree in psychology, economics, and sociology from National College in Jayanagar, Bengaluru
• Earned a Master of Arts degree in economics from Bengaluru University Facebook - Bhaskar Rao The Print
|Relationships & More|
|Wife/Spouse||Chandrika Pani Rao (paediatrician)
|Children||He has a son and a daughter.
|Parents||His parents name is Modiyam Ganga Raju and Naga Ratnam.
|Siblings||He has a sister.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Bhaskar Rao
- Bhaskar Rao is an Indian politician and former IPS officer of the 1990 batch of the Karnataka cadre. He became the police commissioner of the Bengaluru City Police in 2019. He began to serve as ADGP for railways in 2021. In 2022, he joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In 2023, after leaving AAP, he joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
- He was born in Chennai and spent his childhood in Basavanagudi, Bengaluru.
- While studying at college, he became a cadet in NCC (National Cadet Corps).
- In 1990, he became an IPS officer of the Karnataka cadre.
- In October 1992, he began to serve as an assistant superintendent of police in Davanagere, Karnataka.
- In March 1993, he became the assistant superintendent in Shivamoga, Karnataka.
- In March 1994, he was appointed as the deputy commissioner of police in the Hubli and Dharwad areas in Karnataka.
- In September 1996, he began to serve as the superintendent of police in the Madikeri area of Kodagu District, Karnataka.
- In December 1999, he became the superintendent of police in the United Nations in Yugoslavia.
- In April 2001, he was appointed as a superintendent of police in a rural district in Karnataka.
- In August 2002, he was appointed as the managing director of Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited in Bengaluru. He worked as the managing director till June 2003.
- In July 2003, he was appointed as the deputy commissioner of police in Bengaluru. He worked as the deputy commissioner till February 2004.
- In March 2004, he was appointed as the director of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation in Mysuru, Karnataka. While serving as the director, he became one of the board members of the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation. He worked as the director till May 2007.
- In June 2007, he was appointed as the commissioner of the police in Mysuru, Karnataka. He served on the position till January 2008.
- In July 2008, he was appointed as the commissioner of transport and road safety in Bengaluru. He was one of the board members of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board. He was also selected as one of the members of the Northwest Road Corporation. He was one of the members of the State Transport Authority.
- He is an avid cyclist and a long-distance runner. He regularly participates in marathons and cycle races such as Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, Pondicherry Marathon, Bangalore Half Marathon, and Kaveri Trail Half Marathon.
- In 2008, he took part in an 8-day 900 km cycling event titled ‘Tour of Nilgiris,’ which was organised to encourage the use of the cycle as a transportation vehicle.
- In May 2011, he was appointed as the inspector general of police in Bengaluru. He took care of many departments of police including coastal security, state industrial security, anti-Naxal operations, railway security, and police training. He served as inspector general of police till September 2013.
- In 2014, he was appointed as the first commissioner of police in Belgaum City, Karnataka.
- In January 2015, he began to serve as the additional director general of the police in Bengaluru. He was held in charge of state criminal records and the IT department of police. In July 2015, he was held in charge of the directorate of civil rights enforcement. In January 2016, he handled crimes, technical services, forensic lab, and canine squad.
- In 2017, a cycling event titled ‘Karnataka Darshan’ was organised in support of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.’ He led the event in which a group of 60 policemen covered 1756 kilometres on cycles to raise awareness about the use of toilets, plastic waste, ecological conservation, and more.
- In August 2019, he began to serve as the commissioner of police in Bengaluru.
- In 2020, he gave a TEDx speech about ‘Importance of Community Relationships.’
- In May 2020, he attended a church service at St Mark’s Cathedral. Later, he was criticised for singing with the church choir and standing close to them while violating social distancing norms. India Today
- In 2020, he asked Yogaraj Bhat, an Indian filmmaker, to create a music video to motivate volunteers, philanthropists, and other helpers, who played a major role in helping people fight COVID-19. The Times of India Bhaskar Rao also appeared in the music video of the song along with Sudha Murthy and the then Chief Minister of Karnataka, B. S. Yeddyurappa.
- In 2021, he took the initiative to plant saplings within the premises of the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) Munirabad, Karnataka. KSRP officers planted 2200 teak saplings in IRB.
- In 2023, he joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), after being a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for 11 months. In an interview, when he was asked about why he left AAP, he said that he did not like the way how AAP works. According to him, AAP members work like employees in an MNC and not like a political party. He said,
They (AAP) say one thing and do another, they are an extremely quixotic party, whimsical, they don’t take each other into confidence, and they don’t function like a party but an MNC (multinational company). They don’t trust their own leaders over there, they have external paid observers to keep an eye on their leaders.” The Print
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