Chennai, June 15 : Former CBI Director and Tamil Nadu Inspector General (IG) of Police Fatrick Victor Arul died here after a prolonged illness early today.
He was 88. He is survived by his wife Famel, Son Michael and grandson David.
An upright officer and a fine marksman, Mr Arul, popularly known as 'IG Arul', was the first Indian Police Officer to serve in the Executive committee of the Interpol as Vice-President for Asia in the 1970s.
He had also headed the Narcotics Control bureau, before heading the CBI as its Director from May 1968 to May 1971.
Mr Arul was the last Inspector General in the state police department. He served in the post from 1973 to 1976. After his retirement in 1976, the post was elevated as Director General of Police.
His body would be buried on Saturday after the return of his grandson from the United States, family sources said.
Born on November 24, 1917, at Vazhayadi near Nazreth in Tuticorin district, Mr Arul passed the Indian Police in 1942 during the British regime.
Mr Arul was an avid sportsman and had played hockey as a full back in the police team.
Tamil Nadu DGP Mr Mukherjee paid homage to the body of Mr Arul and said his death was a big loss to Tamil Nadu Police. Even after his retirement, he was highly respected in the police department, he added.