Published On: Sat, Apr 13th, 2019

Former Shipping Secretary Ashok Mohapatra dies at 75

New Delhi: Former Shipping Secretary Ashok Mohapatra died Friday at a private hospital here. He was 75 years old.

File photo: Former Shipping Secretary Ashok Mohapatra

Mohapatra, a noted administrator, writer, narrator and a speaker, he is survived by his wife, two sons Kumar and Sambhab and daughter Ipsita.

Mohapatra served in many important ministries of Union of India. He retired as Shipping Secretary in 2008.

A 1971 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IAS Officer, Mohapatra held important positions both at the central and state level.

A gold medallist in history from Utkal University, Mohapatra was born in Jagatsinghpur district, Odisha. He had started his career as a lecturer in Utkal University.

After joining India Administrative Service, he was given his first posting as a District Magistrate and Collector of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh.

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