A Meritorious Service Medal Goes To Ips Manoj Kumar Sharma

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A Meritorious Service Medal Goes To Ips Manoj Kumar Sharma

On Republic Day 2024, IPS Manoj Kumar Sharma, whose extraordinary life inspired the movie ’12th Fail,’ has been awarded a meritorious service medal, a poignant tribute to bravery and commitment. 

Sharma’s steadfast dedication to maintaining law and order and his resilience in overcoming challenges embody the essence of public service. 

This acknowledgment not only applauds his accomplishments but also represents the united commitment of law enforcement to protecting the nation. 

As we observe Republic Day, Sharma’s narrative shows the unwavering spirit that characterizes our nation’s defenders. 

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Who Is IPS Officer Manoj Kumar Sharma?

The Meritorious Service Medal Is Awarded To Ips Manoj Kumar Sharma, Whose Life Inspired The Movie 12th Fail
IPS Officer Manoj Kumar Sharma who received the Meritorious Service Medal on the eve of Republic Day 2024 | Image: Instagram

Unless you’ve been isolated from the news, IPS Manoj Kumar Sharma, the real-life inspiration behind the Bollywood film ’12th Fail’ starring Vikrant Massey, has likely crossed your radar. 

Following the movie’s release in October 2023, the 2005-batch IPS officer has been the subject of numerous interviews, sparking inspiration among many. 

Adding another feather to his cap, the Union Home Ministry has now honored Sharma with the Medal for Meritorious Service (MSM This prestigious award recognizes his commendable service marked by resourcefulness and unwavering dedication to duty. 

IPS Manoj Kumar Sharma, a member of the 2005 Indian Police Service (IPS) batch, serves in the Maharashtra cadre and originates from Chambal near Morena district in Madhya Pradesh. 

The Meritorious Service Medal Is Awarded To Ips Manoj Kumar Sharma, Whose Life Inspired The Movie 12th Fail
IPS Officer Manoj Kumar Sharma with his wife Shraddha Joshi | Image: Instagram

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Despite facing initial challenges, Sharma cracked the UPSC exam on his fourth attempt, securing the 121st rank. 

The movie ’12th Fail,’ directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, drew inspiration from Anurag Pathak’s bestselling novel, depicting the compelling journey of Sharma and his wife, Shraddha Joshi, an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer. 

What Has Been Rewarded?

IPS Sharma stands alongside 37 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel who have received various police and fire service medals on the eve of the 75th Republic Day. 

The ministry’s statement specifically identifies Sharma, along with his Bihar cadre batchmate Jitender Rana and several others, as recipients of the Medal for Meritorious Service (MSM). 

The Meritorious Service Medal Is Awarded To Ips Manoj Kumar Sharma, Whose Life Inspired The Movie 12th Fail
IPS Officer Manoj Kumar Sharma who received the Meritorious Service Medal on the eve of Republic Day 2024 | Image: Instagram

Currently, on deputation to the CISF, both Sharma and Rana serve in the force’s Aviation Security Wing (ASG). 

These officers hold pivotal roles as the Chief Airport Security Officer (CASO), overseeing CISF units at the Mumbai and Delhi airports, respectively. 

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