Bhubaneswar: Former Police DG of Odisha Shyam Narayan Tiwari has died Wednesday. He was 81.

Tiwari was suffering from cancer for quite some time. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Tiwari, who hailed from Raja Khariar in Nuapada district, had joined the IPS in 1965 after passing out from Allahabad University.

He had served the State police as director (intelligence), director (prisons) besides DG Police. He was the first and the only police officer from Odisha to serve as Director SPG.