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.
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.
ॐ शांति pic.twitter.com/JFwZJFDE1b
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) June 19, 2021
Following his demise, condolences poured from several fields.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid his tributes.
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
In Dr. Guru Prasad Mohapatra’s untimely death,India has lost an able administrator. A pioneer, he made unparalleled contributions in reforming the urban development landscape in Gujarat, led many public enterprises with distinction and also steered the commerce & aviation sector. pic.twitter.com/CL6tyj4PQD
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) June 19, 2021
Another Odia gem Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra,IAS passed away. People oriented officer. Deeply saddened. May Prabhu Jagannath guide his soul in the new journey. Om Shanti.
— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) June 19, 2021
Very sad news!!Sh.Guruprasad Mohapatra passed away.A upright,dedicated IAS,who handled many important responsibilities ably&diligently,incl chairman @AAI_Official when I was aviation minister&lately secy @DIPPGOI I lost a good friend&colleague Condolences to family OmShanti!!!
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) June 19, 2021
Received the shocking news that Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra, Secretary to GoI has passed away battling #COVID19 and its complications during his two months hospitalisation. We have lost a very efficient and affable officer from #Odisha , who made his mark at the highest level.
— Pratap Sarangi (@pcsarangi) June 19, 2021
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).