Guruprasad Mohapatra, secretary of DPIIT, died recently, and the Prime Minister and President expressed their condolences.
In his grief at the administrator's death, the Prime Minister reflected on his time as Gujarat's chief minister, when he worked with Mohapatra.
Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, the secretary of the Department of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), died on Saturday, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences.
On Saturday, Mohapatra died of complications related to the Covid procedure. He was admitted to the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in mid-April when the country was hit by the second wave of coronavirus illness, which was wreaking havoc across the country (Covid-19). The Prime Minister reflected on his time as Gujarat's chief minister, where he worked with Mohapatra. The Prime Minister praised the bureaucrat's entrepreneurial spirit and expressed his sympathies to his family and friends.
"Saddened by the demise of Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, DPIIT Secretary. I had worked with him extensively in Gujarat and at the Centre. He had a great understanding of administrative issues and was known for his innovative zeal. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti," PM Modi tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind offered his condolences for the death. The 1986 batch Gujarat cadre IAS official had previously worked in the Department of Commerce as a joint secretary.
The president tweeted, " Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, DPIIT Secretary was a very able and hardworking officer. His untimely demise is very saddening. My thoughts and prayers are with his bereaved family in this hour of grief. Om Shanti Shanti"
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