Padmashree D. R. Kaarthikeyan
Padmashree D. R. Kaarthikeyan started his career as a lawyer and later entered the IPS. He held various prestigious positions, including Director of Police Academy - Mysore, Chief of Intelligence, Security, Karnataka State, Director General of Central Reserve Police, Director of the CBI and Director General of the National Human Rights Commission. He is currently a visiting professor in many prestigious institutions. Recognising his meritorious services, Government of India awarded him the Police Medal and the President's Medal for Distinguished Services. He was the Chief of Special Task Force instituted by Government of India in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. He has also authored a bestseller, 'Triumph of Truth - Rajiv Gandhi Assassination'. He was presented the National Award Padmashree by the President of India for his commendable services to the nation.