IAS Keshav Desiraju: Retired IAS Keshav Desiraju of Uttarakhand cadre passes away:
Retired IAS officer of Uttarakhand cadre Keshav Desiraju has passed away. He breathed his last in Chennai. He was the grandson (daughter’s son) of former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has also condoled his death.
Keshav Desiraju was a 1978 batch IAS officer of Uttarakhand cadre. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Cambridge University and general administration from Harvard University. He served in many important positions in the Government of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. His image was that of a simple, gentle, dutiful and honest officer. He was also the District Magistrate of Almora. As Principal Secretary Health, successful operation of 108 Ambulance Health Service in Uttarakhand has been one of his important achievements. He did many remarkable works in the Center as Secretary Health.
He retired in the year 2016 as Secretary Civil Consumer Affairs at the Centre. He had a deep attachment to Uttarakhand. This was the reason that he built his house near Almora. He was living in Chennai for some time. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has condoled his death. In his message, the Chief Minister said that he was an honest and hardworking officer. He prayed to God to give place to the soul of the departed and give patience to the bereaved relatives.