Shantanu Kumar possessed a rare multi-faceted personality with great expertise in ornithology, a state-level basketball player and a successful IPS officer, who went on to become DGP of Rajasthan. His early life started under the tutelage of his father Laxman Singh, who also served Rajasthan Police, in then biodiversity rich Keoladeo forest in Karauli district. Shantanu Kumar was an IPS officer of Rajasthan who rose to become the DGP of the State Police. Hails from Bharatpur district from village Jaghina. He was born in Bhagaur Jat Gotra. Married into a well-known family of Hissar district in Haryana. Had two sons, Sidharth whos passed away some years ago and Hemant Singh. Both were educated at St. Stephen's College, Delhi. He was a gem of a person and thorough gentleman.