5 September 2021

We are deeply saddened by the demise of Keshav Desiraju, a long-term associate of the Centre for Policy Research. 

A former Union Health Secretary, he was an IAS officer from the 1978 batch of the Uttarakhand cadre. He held many positions with the Government of Uttarakhand, the Government of Uttar Pradesh, and the Government of India and retired as the Union Secretary in the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Mr Desiraju was a member of the CPR Governing Board, where he was a highly respected and valued colleague and mentor. His passing is an immeasurable loss to CPR and to the wider community.