A 51-year-old resident has brought laurels to the city after being awarded the President's police medal for distinguished service, on the occasion of Independence Day. Rajender Kumar Gaur, who works as a press information officer (PIO) in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), was among 24 officers chosen this year for the honour.
Having earned more than 50 commendation certificates and appreciation letters, within the department and from the Interpol, this is not the first time that Gaur has bagged such a prestigious award.
In 2005, he was awarded the police medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Republic Day.
A native of Jharsa village in Gurgaon, he resides at the housing board colony with his family in Sector 17.
Gaur is a post graduate in sociology and personal management, labour and administrative law. He graduated from the Government College, Gurgaon.
A soft spoken officer, Gaur is known for his rapport with journalists. He was chosen for the medal for publicity through print and electronic media and help build the investigating agency's image.
In service with the CBI for the past 16 years, Gaur lives with his wife, their 22-year-old daughter who has just completed her B.tech and 19-year-old son who is pursuing law.