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To story of the modern Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police force, would be incomplete without acknowledging the contribution of the person hugely responsible for its development and expansion. This person is none other than the living legend, Peer Ghulam Hassan Shah, who came from the remote village of Shutloo, Baramulla, and rose to the pinnacle of success by the dint of hard work, dedication, and devotion to duty. He started his career as an assistant subinspector of police and ascended to the highest rank of police hierarchy in J&K, becoming the first ever director general of police. He is a highly decorated police officer and has been awarded the President’s Medal for Distinguished Services and the President’s Medal for Gallantry. A locality in Sopore was renamed Shahabad after him by the local people in recognition of the work he did there when he served as a junior police officer, a rare honor for any policeman. With his professional competence and administrative acumen he has left deep imprints in whatever position he has worked in. He has been a part and witness to crucial and sensitive moments in the history of Kashmir and is an example of what can be accomplished through resolve and perseverance.