Former deputy interior minister and former deputy national police chief Pol Gen Vasit Dejkunjorn died late Wednesday night at the Police General Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was 88.
Vasit was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday and pronounced dead at 10.35pm.
Vasit was the commander of the Palace police before taking up the position of deputy director general of the Police Department. He was later named deputy interior minister.
He has written several novels about the police under the pen name Ko Bangkok and was honored as a national artist in 1998.
He married Khunying Thassana (Bunnag) Dejkunjorn in 1957 and the couple had two children – Capt Dr Suthat Dejkunjorn and Pol Capt Preenapha Dejkunjorn.