Hemant Karkare
Hemant Karkare

Hemant Karkare was the chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist squad or ATS. He was
martyred during the 2008 Mumbai Terror Attacks, which is one of the deadly attack carried by terrorist on Indian Soil. At the time of death, he was 53 years of age. After an year in 2009, he was given the Ashoka Chakra which is India’s peacetime gallantry award.

Top 5 Interesting Facts about Hemant Karkare

  • Hemant Karkare was in duty for Research and Analysis Wing for long seven years.
  • After returning from RAW duty, he was handed over Anti-Terrorist squad in Maharashtra.
  • Malegaon bomb blast occurred in April 2006 was invested by Hemant and got a lot of praise from all quarters for solving the case.
  • He also investigated the bomb blasts occurred in local trains in the year 2007.
  • He got appointed to proved the bomb blasts in Gadkari Rangayatan, Panvel and Thane in June 2008.


Hemant Karkare Wife & Sons, Early life and Family

Hemant Karkare was born on 12th December 1954 in Nagpur, Maharastra, India. He got married on 26th November 2008 at the age of 53 during the Mumbai terror attacks. He was survived by wife Kavita Karkare and children Akash Karkare, SayaliKarkare and JuiKarkare. His wife died in 2014 due to cancer. 

Hemant Karkare wife savita Karkare
Hemant Karkare wife savita Karkare
  • Wife- Kavita Karkare
  • Son- Akash Karkare
  • Daaughter- Sayali Karkare and Jui Karkare
  • Father- Kamlakar Karkare
  • Mother- Kumudini Karkare

Hemant Karkare Education and Career

Hemant Karkare has completed his primary schooling from Chittaranjan Das Municipal Primary School, Wardha. He has completed his middle and high school education from New English High School, Wardha.

He has obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur in the year 1975.

After that, he has worked for the National Productivity Council of Government of India and then for the Hindustan Lever Limited. In the year 1982, he joined Indian Police Service as a member of 1982 batch, and in the year 2008 in January, he became ATS chief of Maharashtra state and was Joint Commissioner of Police.

Hemant Karkare Achievements

On 8th of September 2006, a series of bomb blasts rock the Malegaon Maharashtra.  After that police had arrested Muslims only and held them responsible for blasts, to make the investigation transparent and to bring the culprits to justice, Hemant was assigned with this job.

After he has done all the things that are needed in the investigation, it was found out that Muslims are not culprits and it’s all set up to frame them.

The real culprits of the blasts are Hindus, and he arrested all the culprits and finally bringing down the curtain on this most sensational Hindu-Muslim fight.

For this transparent and quick investigation, he got well known in every house of India.

His investigation is not only left with this incident as after that train blasts which was occurred in 2007, but Hemant was also again assigned the task to investigate the blast and to bring the culprits to justice. He again proved his worth by transparently solving the case.