To The Last Bullet - The Inspiring Story Of A Braveheart - Ashok Kamte
This is an extra ordinary story of Ashok Kamte, Additional Commissioner of Police, East Region, Mumbai who died fighting terrorist in the 26/11 attack on Mumbai. The inspiring story of one of the most courageous and promising Indian Police services (IPS) officers comes straight from the heart of his wife, Vinita. It traces the life and career of this fearless officer who showed exemplary valour at his postings-be it at the Naxalite-affected Bhandara district, Satara, Sangali, Solapur or Mumbai. It also brings out the details of his life which would inspire many a youngsters. While the Mumbai terror attacks are largely associated with the Taj Hotel, the Trident Hotel, Nariman House and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) due to wide media coverage, it was lesser-known Cama Hospital incident in which the quickest and the most decisive of action were taken, that too within the first few hours. The only Fidayeen to be ever captured alive Ajmal Kasab, was injured here and three officers-Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte, and Vijay Salaskar and their men made the ultimate sacrifice for this.
Vinita Kamte's search for truth of the circumstances that led to the death of her brave husband who sacrificed his life for the nation is heart-rending. Vinita fought a tenacious battle along with her twin sister Revati to get to the truth-for which they also invoked the Right To Information Act (RTI) to understand the chronology of the events of that fateful night. The story answers many questions, but raises many more. The book promises to move your heart as it reveals the dynamic career of this brilliant officer who was also a great human being.
About the Author: Vinita Kamte is the wife of IPS officer, Late Mr.Ashok Kamte, who was additional commissioner, East Region Mumbai, when he was killed in action in the Mumbai terror attack of November 26, 2008. Vinita has graduated in Bachelor of Socio-Legal subjects(BSL), Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Masters in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare from Law College, Pune.
Vinita Deshmukh is a senior journalist of 22 years standing. Presently, she is the editor of Intelligent Pune, a pro-active, public journalism weekly, which she launched in 2006. She was Senior Editor of the national daily, The Indian Express, Pune. An award winning journalist, she has won the prestigious Chameli Devi Jain award (2008)and The Statesman Award for Rural Reporting twice(in 1998 & 2005)