He was under depression for quite some time and was found dead in the basement room of his house on Friday morning by his wife, who reportedly slept in another room, a police official told IANS.
A suicide note and his licensed revolver used in the crime have been recovered, Deputy Superintendent of Police Pramod Shukla said.
Initially, the family lodged a complaint about his disappearance. Later, the police was informed about the recovery of his body in the house, police said.
He took the extreme step because he had been suffering from a disease. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons.
The police have registered a case in the matter.
He was the Chairperson of the Public Service Commission from 2009 to 2013.
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