Rakesh Maria is one of the most distinguished police officers of our times. A recipient of the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 1994 and the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service in 2007, he held several important posts.
In his thirty-six long years in the Indian Police Service, he is credited with having built and led several Mumbai police teams which solved some of the most high-profile cases -- the Mumbai serial blasts of 1993, the Indian Mujahideen module in 2008, the 26/11 terrorist attack on Mumbai, and the sensational Sheena Bora murder case which was brought to light when he was Commissioner of Police.
An avid sportsman, Maria enjoyed nothing better than a game of basketball with his constables and officers. He is also a taekwondo exponent, has an ear for music and is a voracious reader.
Rakesh Maria lives in Mumbai with his wife, Preeti and has two sons, Kunal and Krish.