|Real Name||Gurjot Singh Kaler|
|Height||5′ 10” or 177 cm|
|College||University of Bristol|
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Police Officer, Author, Writer, Singer, |
Actor and Mountaineer.
|Employer||Punjab Police India|
|Year Active||2012 – Present|
|Notable Work||New India – The Reality Reloaded|
Gurjot Singh Kaler is an Indian Police Officer, Author, Writer, Singer, Actor, and Mountaineer, who authored a best-selling book, ‘New India – The Reality Reloaded’ in 2018. He is currently serving as the senior superintendent of police (SP) in Punjab Police and has previously worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Singapore Police Force (SPF), Avon and Somerset police, West Midlands, and the College of Policing in the United Kingdom (UK).
Early Life and Education
Gurjot was born and brought up in Chandigarh, India. He has done a Master’s degree in Psychology from Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, and a Master’s in Police Administration from Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar.
Gurjot has also done MSc in Development and Security from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom (UK), and has obtained specialized certification in Organizational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK). He also holds Post-Graduate diplomas in Human Rights and Duties, Professional Counseling and Psychotherapies, Journalism, and Cyber Laws.
He has done active law enforcement duties with Punjab Police and also served in the State Cyber Cell, Intelligence Wing, and the Organised Crime Control Unit. Gurjot has done professional training with the Punjab Police Academy (PPA), Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Central Detective Training Schools (CDTS), The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), National Intelligence Academy (NIA), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-IN), Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D).
In March 2017, Kaler made his music debut with the single ‘My Hero Farmer’, which depicted the harsh realities of farmers’ suicides in India and was well received. The English track, ‘My Hero Farmer’ was released on the channel PTC and was also featured at the Sikh Lens Film Festival in California, U.S.
In August 2019, his second song, ‘Dil Se Salaam‘ was released by Times Music, under the label of Speed Records. The Hindi track ‘Dil Se Salaam’ was a tribute to the Indian soldiers and it was written and sung by Gurjot himself while the music was given by Jaison Thind.
His third single, titled ‘Bandeya’ was released in August 2020 by Times Music and Speed Records. This Punjabi track was composed by B Praak with lyrics penned by Jaani and the video was directed by Arvindr Khaira.
His first book, ‘New India – The Reality Reloaded’ was released in 2018 and it dealt with various concerns, conflicts, and challenges faced by India in the 21st century. The book has been reviewed by various prominent authors like Ruskin Bond, Rajdeep Sardesai, and Shobha Dee.
His second book, ‘Grit, Guts, Glory’ captures the real story of the courage, grit, and determination of the Battle of Laungewala in which 120 Indian Army soldiers defended the Post of Laungewala on the night of 4/5 December 1971 against a formidable enemy onslaught of around 47 tanks and more than 3000 Pakistani Infantry Brigade.
The book highlights the valiant role of Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri and his 120 Indian soldiers who courageously fought against the huge, enemy onslaught by the Pakistani military and stood victorious in defending the honor, respect, and integrity of the motherland.
He has earlier written various editorials on political and social issues for newspapers like Dailypost, Dailyworld, The Tribune, Times of India, Deccan Herald, Asian Connections, Asian Lite, etc.
In March 2018, he won the Mohali Golf Range (MGR) championship.
In April 2019, Gurjot completed a Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, and was adjudged as the best mountaineer of the course. He successfully led a group of mountaineers to the summit of the Hurro Mountain of the Machaadhar range of the Greater Himalayas at the height of 14,500 feet above the sea-level.
In June 2020, Kaler undertook a peaceful march along with various Indians at Trafalgar Square in Central London to protest against the statues of racial discrimination of Henry Havelock and Robert Clive who had committed atrocities against the Indians during the colonial rule. A written petition was also filed with the British Government to ask for the legal removal of these statues which symbolized racial prejudices and colonial mindsets.
In September 2020, he also performed a 15000 feet skydive at Nottingham in the United Kingdom to offer a symbolic salute to the corona warriors of Punjab Police. With this, he became the first officer in the Punjab Police to undertake an official skydive.
Gurjot Singh Kaler has also scaled the highest mountain peak of the African Continent – Mount Kilimanjaro which is the world’s highest free-standing mountain at the height of 5,895 meters in Tanzania. He hoisted the national flag of India at the top of the summit in August 2022.
- Gurjot Singh Kaler has been awarded the State Policing Award for Meritorious services in 2018 by Punjab Government.
- Also, he has been awarded twice the Smart Policing Award by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi.
- Gurjot S. Kaler has been honored thrice with the Director-General of Police Commendation Discs by the Punjab Police.
- He has also been conferred with the Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh Raj Yuva Puraskar (State Youth Award) by the Government of Punjab, India for exemplary contribution to society through social efforts.
- He has also been awarded the ”India UK Outstanding Achievers Award” in London, celebrating India@75 in UK Parliament by NISAU (National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK – NISAU, London, United Kingdom) on 25th January 2023.
- Gurjot Singh has also been awarded the Chief Minister’s Medal for Outstanding Devotion to Duty on the eve of Republic Day 2023 by the Punjab Chief Minister Shri Bhagwant Singh Mann.
|2018||New India – The Reality Reloaded|
|2023||Grit, Guts, Glory|
|2017||My Hero Farmer||PTC Records|
|2019||Dil Se Salaam||Speed Records|
Punjab cop honored for promoting India-UK ties – Tribune India
Punjab Police officer performs 15,000 feet skydive to salute corona warriors – PTC News
Punjab Police Officer Authors Book On Country Problems, Offers Solutions – NDTV
Punjab gets FICCI Smart Policing Award – Times of India
Punjab cop Gurjot S. Kaler gets India UK Outstanding Achievers Award in London – PTC News
Punjab cop Gurjot S. Kaler gets Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh State Youth Award – PTC News
On Independence Day, Punjab SP Gurjot Kaler unfurls the Tricolor on Mount Kilimanjaro – New Indian Express