DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra Dies at 59 Due to Covid-19
The Secretary in the Department of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Mr. Guruprasad Mohapatra has died at the age of 59. he was suffering from COVID-19 related complications.
About Guruprasad Mohapatra:
- Mohapatra was an IAS officer from Gujarat cadre 1986 batch and also had served as joint secretary in the Department of Commerce.
- He has served as Chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
- Later, he was appointed as DPIIT secretary in August 2019.
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 19, 2021
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