Weekend with Ramesh to bring on Shankar Mahadev Bidari,B. B. Ashok Kumar
With an aim to inspire viewers to open doors to possibilities and achieve goal beyond their reach, the 4th season of Zee Kannada’s Weekend with Ramesh is going above and beyond with the list of legendary guests for the Sadhakara seat. This weekend is a result of that, as the channel’s ardent viewers will receive the opportunity to witness the life stories of the renowned IPS Officers, Shankar Mahadev Bidari and B. B. Ashok Kumar. Stay tuned to Weekend with Ramesh Season 4 for the highs and lows encountered by the IPS Officers who have made a mark in the lives of Kannadigas, on 29th and 30th of June at 9:30 PM only on Zee Kannada and Zee Kannada HD.
Shankar Mahadev Bidari and his family are highly educated where he is an IPS Officer, his wife is a Doctor, his daughter is an IAS Officer and is the first candidate in the history of Karnataka to achieve the first rank in IAS, his son and his son-in-law are both IPS Officers as well.
He gets onto a nostalgic train as he speaks with Ramesh and the audiences about his dream of being educated as he started off, however, ended up working as a Telephone Operator in the Post and Telegraph Department. Over years of struggle and hard work, Shankar Mahadev Bidari retired with the highest rank in the Karnatak Police Department, as the Director General of Police (DGP).
His journey in the police force witnessed several milestones. One being, when he was appointed in the special task force in the year 1993 as the Commander-in-Chief against Veerappan. During this 3-year assignment, Shankar Bidari’s efficient team and strategy management helped reduce Veerappan’s army from over 200 people too 5-6 people.
He is also remembered for his role as the Bangalore Commissioner in the 2010 Chinnaswamy Stadium Blast where he ensured the crowd remained calm amidst the calamity.
The Weekend with Ramesh team welcomed Shankar Mahadev Bidari with a heart on a siringe, as a prop while he walked towards the Sadhakara seat, in honour of his memorable love story with wife, Uma Devi.