Constable papa gets IPS son as new boss..Papa salutes, son touches feet..Touching story

Lucknow, Oct 28: It seems to be story out of a Bollywood flick where son of an ordinary man makes it big and eventually becomes boss of his father. But it has happened in real. And,unlike Bollywood scripts, both father and son are happy. Son gives respect to father and father is loving every moment and feels proud to salute his son.  It is story of a UP Police constable, who despite hardships ensured that his son got what he couldn't. He left no stone unturned to make his son an IPS officer, and finally succeeded. The story took a further emotional turn when son becomes his boss. This is real life story of constable Janardan Singh who is posted at Vibhutikhand police station here. His IPS officer son Anoop Kumar Singh was appointed SP in the city. Father was supposed to salute him, and he did. It was a proud moment for Janardhan. "He is first an officer, then my son. I will salute him just like I would do to greet any other officer. I will obey his orders. My first priority would be to ensure that our relation does not influence my work in any way," an emotional Janardhan told Times of India. It is an altogether different story for son Anoop who is a 2014-batch IPS officer. He is now SP (north) in Lucknow. For Anoop these are trying times. "My father has always been my inspiration. My day starts with touching his feet in the morning. I have tried to live up to his principles," said boss of his father. "He never told me to study or play but always laid stress on virtues and integrity. He always said that whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly. Even if you become a gardener, take care of every plant as if it were your own child," added Anoop.Father and son live in same house in Lucknow. After becoming boss of his father, Anoop recalls the sacrifices made by his father. "I still remember, he used to carry me and my younger sister Madhu to our school in Barabanki on his bicycle. He worked very hard to ensure our studies continued. Despite financial crunch, he never let my studies suffer, my school fees was always paid on time and I got all the books I needed. He would go on duty and we would not meet for months, but he kept a tab on our studies and activities in school by inquiring from his peers in city," said an emotional Anoop.Anoop is married to Anshul and have a one-year-old daughter Yashasvini, who loves to play with constable grandpa. The family is elated as after several years the family will be together on Diwali. “At home we are a family, there is no SP or constable. We have dinner and breakfast together on the same table,” said Anoop's mother Kanchan. Mother recalls how admission to JNU ensured that Anoop realises his true potential.“We never thought that Anoop would become an IPS officer. He was a good student and excelled in sports and cocurricular activities. We realised his potential when he cracked the entrance exam of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for doing masters in geography,” added mother.Wife Anshul says Anoop feasts on non-veg, but leads a very strict and disciplined life.Sister Madhu who used to go to school with Anoop on father's cycle is now married and lives in Pratapgarh.

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