DPIIT Secretary Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra passes away, condolences pour in

New Delhi: Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Secretary of DPIIT, has passed away, tweeted Union Minister Piyush Goyal.

“Extremely saddened to hear about the loss of Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Secretary DPIIT. His long-standing service and dedication to the Nation have left a lasting impact. I convey my deepest sympathies to his family and friends,” Goyal tweeted.

Following his demise, condolences poured from several fields.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid his tributes.

An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 1986 batch, Mohapatra had assumed charge as the secretary of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in August 2019.

Before taking over as the secretary of DPIIT, he had served as the chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

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