Gurjot S. Kaler

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Gurjot Singh Kaler

Mohali, Punjab, India
Alma materPanjab University, Chandigarh
  • IPS Officer
  • Author
  • Writer
  • Singer
EmployerIndian Police Service
Notable work
New India -The Reality Reloaded (2018)
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Police career
DepartmentPunjab Police
Service years2012−present

Gurjot Singh Kaler is an Indian police officer, author, writer and singer, who authored a best selling book, New India - The Reality Reloaded in 2018.[1] He is serving as the Superintendent of Police (SP) in Punjab Police and currently, he is in the United Kingdom, working with the Avon and Somerset Police force in the domain of Digital policing.[2] He has written and given voice for the songs, My Hero Farmer and 'Dil Se Salaam'[3], followed by 'Bandeya', released by Times Music.[4]

Early life and education

Gurjot was born and brought up in Chandigarh, India. He has done a Master's degree in Psychology from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and also holds a Masters in Police Administration.[1][5] He cleared Punjab Civil Services Commission examination in 2012 and was appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). He also served in the Punjab Police's intelligence wing.[6]



In September 2016, Kaler made his music debut with a single My Hero Farmer which depicted the harsh realities of farmers in India, was well received. The track, My hero Farmer, was released on PTC in March 2017 and was also featured at the Sikh Lens Film Festival, California. In August 2020, his second song, Dil Se Salaam was released by Times Music under the label of Speed Records.[7] Dil Se Salaam was a tribute to Indian soldiers[8], and it was written and sung by Gurjot himself while the music was given by Jaison Thind.[3] He released his another single, titled Bandeya, under the label of Times Music and Speed Records.[2] The track was composed by B Praak with lyrics penned by Jaani and while poignant video was directed by Arvindr Khaira.[4] It garnered 3.1 million views on YouTube as of September 2020.[9]

Published works

His first book, New India-The Reality Reloaded – was launched in September 2018. In his book, New India: The Reality Reloade, Kaler has researched various concerns, conflicts and challenges facing India and put them in perspective.[1] The book has been reviewed by various prominent authors including Ruskin Bond, Shobhaa De, Rajdeep Sardesai of India Today[7] and Ravish Kumar of NDTV.[10]

Other works

He scaled the Hurro Mountain of Machaadhar range of the Himalayas, which is situated at a height of 14,500 ft in May 2019.[11] In June 2020, Kaler conducted a peaceful march along with a few Indians at the Trafalgar Square in the city of Westminster, Central London. He demanded the removal of statue of Henry Havelock and Robert Clive and raised the voice against racial discrimination.[12] A petition was also filed with the UK government.[13] He performed 15,000 feet skydive to salute corona warriors in September 2020.[14][15]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Punjab Police Officer Authors Book On Country Problems, Offers Solutions". NDTV. September 5, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Superintendent of Punjab Police, Gurjot S Kaler's latest track 'Bandeya' by B Praak and Jaani highlights an important issue". SiliconIndia. August 10, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dadhwal, Sheetal (August 11, 2019). "The song of freedom". The Tribune.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Bandeya: Superintendent of Punjab Police Gurjot S Kaler's latest track is an emotional melody". The Times of India. August 11, 2020.
  5. "Young Punjab Police officer authors challenges, solutions to country's problems". Business Standard. September 5, 2018.
  6. Singh, Jagdeep (October 29, 2018). "The Monday interview: 'Unless we educate and make the community aware, rising crime cannot be curtailed'". Indian Express.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kaur, Lajwinder (August 12, 2019). "ਦੇਸ਼ ਪਿਆਰ ਤੇ ਸੈਨਿਕਾਂ ਦੀ ਵੀਰਤਾ ਨੂੰ ਸਲਾਮ ਕਰਦਾ ਗੁਰਜੋਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਕਲੇਰ ਦਾ ਨਵਾਂ ਗੀਤ 'ਦਿਲ ਸੇ ਸਲਾਮ' ਹੋਇਆ ਰਿਲੀਜ਼" (in Punjabi). PTC Punjabi.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  8. Kaur, Lajwinder (August 21, 2020). "ਮਿਲੋ DSP ਗੁਰਜੋਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਕਲੇਰ ਨੂੰ ਜਿਹੜੇ ਆਪਣੀ ਗਾਇਕੀ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਜਿੱਤ ਰਹੇ ਨੇ ਸਭ ਦਾ ਦਿਲ, ਦੇਖੋ ਪੀਟੀਸੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਨਾਲ ਖ਼ਾਸ ਮੁਲਾਕਾਤ" (in Punjabi). PTC Punjabi.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  9. Agnihotri, Aarti M. "पंजाब पुलिस के एसपी ने बूढ़े माता-पिता के लिए बनाया भावनात्मक गाना, यू ट्यूब पर 5 दिन में मिले 3 मिलियन व्यू" (in Hindi). Dainik Bhaskar.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  10. "Man in khaki with literary mind". Mail Today. October 16, 2018.
  11. "Punjab DSP Kaler scales Hurro Mountain of Machaadhar Range". Daily Pioneer. May 23, 2019.
  12. "भारतीय पुलिस में डीएसपी ने लंदन में नस्लीय भेदभाव के खिलाफ उठाई आवाज, निकाला मार्च" (in Hindi). Amar Ujala. June 16, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  13. "Punjab Police DSP Gurjot Singh Kaler raises voice against Racial Discrimination -Petition started with UK government". Nation News. June 16, 2020.
  14. Nath, Rajan (September 17, 2020). "Punjab Police officer performs 15,000 feet skydive to salute corona warriors". PTC News.
  15. "कोरोना नायकों के लिए एसपी ने कर दिखाया जोखिम भरा कारनामा, 15 हजार फीट की ऊंचाई से" (in Hindi). Amar Ujala. September 18, 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)

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