He breathed his last at a private hospital in Mapusa town in North Goa, officiating Director General of Police (DGP) of Goa, Jaspal Singh, said.
Marwah was admitted to the hospital almost three weeks back after he suffered a fall at his residence in Goa.
“He passed away around 7.30 pm on Friday,” Singh said.
Marwah lived with his family at Siolim village in North Goa, he said.
“He was a very illustrious police officer, who headed the force when terrorism was at its peak. He led the battle against terrorism,” the DGP said.
Marwah had served as the governor of Manipur(1999- 2003), Mizoram (2000-2001) and Jharkhand (2003-2004).
He was the police commissioner of Delhi from 1985-88 and served as the third director general of the elite National Security Guard from 1988-90. He was also the adviser to the Governors in Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar.
He had also penned a book”Uncivil Wars: Pathology of Terrorism in India”.
Marwah was on the governing council of the Asian Academy Of Film And Television.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and PM Modi, among others, condoled the death of Marwah.
Sad to hear about the demise of Shri Ved Marwah, former Governor of Manipur, Mizoram, Jharkhand and former Delhi Police Commissioner. He was an upright officer known for his integrity and competence. My condolences to the bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/CEMkBjWi3f
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) June 6, 2020
Shri Ved Marwah Ji will be remembered for his rich contributions to public life. His unwavering courage always stood out during his career as an IPS officer. He was also a well respected public intellectual. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 6, 2020
(With inputs from PTI)