MUMBAI: Deputy Police Commissioner Ramesh Nangre, 55, who was commended for his work as head of the Dharavi Police Station when Covid peaked last year, died of a heart attack on Thursday. Nangre, who was survived by his wife and three children, was last stationed in Sakinaka.
“Nangre was on night duty on Wednesday. We spoke around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and he said he would come to Sakinaka at 12:30 p.m. He wanted to visit a temple in Powai for Mahashivratri. Around noon I learned that he had died, ”said Chief Inspector Balwant Deshmukh. Nangre was his immediate superior. When Nangre felt unwell on Thursday morning, he was taken to a private hospital in Kandivli. He took his last breath in the hospital. Two days ago he had taken his second vaccination shot. “He was fit and used to practice yoga religiously,” said a colleague. Dharavi was mentioned by the WHO for breaking the Covid chain.