One of Lahore’s finest and most-loved police officers, DIG Lonsdale Niblett, passed away in Springfield, Virginia, USA, last Sunday, June 9, 2019.
His legendary motorcycle on The Mall of Lahore sent shivers among those who knew him, yet trusted him for his fair play and discipline.
DIG Niblett will be buried today (Saturday) at Mount Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, bringing an end to the life and times of Lahore’s undoubted legendary policeman. He died aged 93 of pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). On his deathbed, he asked his son, Larry, that when he next went to Lahore, salute it from him. Like in life, his death ended with a legendary request.
Lonsdale Niblett was born on April 4, 1926 in Lucknow. He joined the Royal Indian Air Force at the age of 19 in 1945 and was sent to the Police Academy at Vellore in Tamil Nadu for a year-long training. By 1946, the Royal Indian Air Force decided to move out and Niblett opted for the Punjab Police. He joined at Lahore and was at Amritsar in 1947 to control the killings.