BORN-23 February 1965
DIED- 26 November 2008 (aged 42)Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The son of Lieutenant-Colonel Marutirao Narayanrao Kamte IA (Ret'd) (1929-13 January 2014) and his wife Kalpana, Ashok Kamte was born on 23 February 1965 in a Maratha family with a long tradition of police service. His great-grandfather, Rao BahadurMarutirao Kamte KPM IPM, had served in the Indian Imperial Police from 1895 to 1923, while his grandfather Narayanrao also joined the Imperial Police in 1923, eventually serving as the first Indian Inspector-General (Director-General) of the Maharashtra Policefrom 1947 to 1955.
Kamte's schooling consisted of The Rajkumar College, Rajkot, and then the Kodaikanal International School for five years. He was an international scholarship recipient at Camp Rising Sun in 1980 and subsequently graduated with the Class of 1982. He completed his bachelor's degree from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, graduating in 1985 and a post graduate degree in Arts from the St. Stephen's College, Delhi, 1985–87. An accomplished athlete, he represented India at the junior power-lifting championship in Peru in 1978.
Ashok Kamte was survived by his wife Vinita, their two sons Rahul(15)and Arjun(8) and by his father, mother and sister Sharmila.
Ashok initially made it to the Indian Revenue Service but chose the IPS over the IRS because of his affinity towards wearing a uniform. He joined the Indian Police Service in the 1989 batch of the Maharashtra Cadre
- 1989: Joined state as an Indian Police Service officer
- 1991: Posted as Assistant Superintendent of Police in Bhandara
- 1994: Superintendent of Police, Satara
- 1997–1999: Superintendent of Police, Thane rural
- 1999–2000: United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- 2000–2002: DCP, Zone-1 Mumbai
- 2002–2004: Superintendent of Police, Sangli
- 2004–2005: Superintendent of Police, Kolhapur
- 2006–2008: Commissioner of Police, Solapur
- June 2008 – November 2008: Additional Commissioner of Police, East zone, Mumbai
- 1995: Special service medal- Anti-naxalite operations
- 1999: United Nations Medal
- 1999: Videsh Seva medal for UN service
- 2004: Awarded Director General's insignia
- 2005: Antarik Suraksha Padak for Anti-naxalite operations
- 2006: Police Medal