An Officer and a survivor

He is a leukemia survivor. He swam 1.9 km in the sea, cycled for 90 km and ran for 21.1 kms to become ``iron man'' of Goa. He has an engineering degree in electronics and communications.

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Tamalika Chakraborty
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BY AVIJIT NANDI MAJUMDAR

He is a leukemia survivor. He swam 1.9 km in the sea, cycled for 90 km and ran for 21.1 kms to become ``iron man'' of Goa. He has an engineering degree in electronics and communications. Limca Book of records has his name for solving a theft worth Rs 16.14 crores.  

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Meet a 2012 batch IPS officer of AGMUT cadre, known for his dynamic and no nonsense attitude. Nidhin Valsan, 37, from Kerala is an officer and a gentleman and a man with a difference. ``Cancer is not the end, it's the beginning and one should not feel demoralised or defeated. I wanted to send this message and hence I did the iron man,'' Valsan said, speaking exclusively to ANM News from Goa. 

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 From engineering to policing is a long U-turn, but his riposte, ``I wanted to serve the society and had a penchant for civil service.'' An outspoken officer, Valsan said he drew inspiration and strength from his family, friends and well wishers. ``I want to work for the society,'' he says as he signs off while on a raid in a locality in North Goa.