KOKRAJHAR, July 25: Former administrator of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) and principal secretary & senior bureaucrat of state Government of Assam, Rajesh Prasad breathed his last on Sunday at GMC & Hospital, Guwahati due to post Covid-19 complications that brought shock and deep mourning among the citizens.
Prasad was undergoing treatment at GMC in Guwahati following post- Covid complications.
Notably, Rajesh Prasad served as administrator in Bodoland Territorial Council during the Governor’s Rule imposed with effect from April 28, 2020 till December 15, 2020.
Prasad was a committed and dedicated bureaucrat while discharging his duty and responsibilities in his days.
The chief executive member, deputy chief executive member, executive members, MCLAs and officers & employees of Bodoland Territorial Council, Kokrajhar expressed profound grief and mourning on the untimely demise of Rajesh Prasad, IAS, former administrator of BTC who breathed his last on Sunday and also extended solidarity and heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family members and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Principal secretary (in-charge) of BTC, Naren Chandra Basumatary in a condolence message, extended deep condolence and mourned over Prasad’s untimely demise and prayed for peace.
One-minute silence was observed in front of the BTC Secretariat Complex, Bodofa Nwgwr in Kokrajhar in respect of Rajesh Prasad, who succumbed to post Covid-19 complications where all officers (ranking), employees, staffs including principal secretary (in-charge), secretaries were present.
BTR CEM Pramod Boro while extending his condolences said that with the sudden death of Prasad, the state has lost a dedicated officer.
“We shall remain indebted to senior IAS officer Rajesh Prasad for his role and contribution as an administrator during Governor’s rule in Bodoland Territorial Council. His untimely demise has saddened us deeply,” Boro said.
Assam cabinet minister, Urkhao Gwra Brahma extended his condolences over the demise of Rajesh Prasad, senior IAS officer of the state.
“I am devastated to learn about the sudden demise of Shri Rajesh Prasad, IAS principal secretary of Government of Assam. I have closely worked with him in the Soil Conservation department. His insights and touch in the department had always been that of a midas. An abrupt end to an illustrious career. Gone too soon.”
“Assam has lost one of the finest administrators. My prayers with the bereaved family and his numerous admirers, whose life he had touched and brought positive outcomes. It is indeed an irreplaceable loss for the state,” Brahma added.