An officer who did the IAS proud in unforgettable ways4 min read . Updated: 23 Jun 2021, 05:38 AM IST
Guruprasad Mohapatra (1962-2021): Mover, shaker and martyr to our war against the pandemic
If covid is a war, then it has claimed a top-ranked martyr this week, Guruprasad Mohapatra, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1986 batch who was serving as secretary in the government’s department for promotion of industry and internal trade (DPIIT). The supreme sacrifice that he made epitomizes the work done by a large body of civil servants who have given their best to ensure that the nation and its citizens are able to emerge from this calamity, while many of them were themselves covid positive and symptomatic.
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