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Bihar chief secretary succumbs to Covid-19; CM Nitish Kumar condoles death

Covid-19 claimed another death as Sukant (71), senior Bihar journalist and son of renowned Hindi littérateur Nagarjun, succumbed to the virus on Friday.

By: Express News Service | Patna |
Updated: May 1, 2021 12:25:29 am
Arun Kumar SinghBihar Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Singh (Photo: Twitter/@IASassociation)

Bihar Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Singh (59) died because of Covid complications at a private hospital in Patna on Friday. Singh, a 1985 batch IAS officer, had taken over as state chief secretary this February. Earlier, he had served as development commissioner.

Singh would be cremated with full state honours.

Singh is the third IAS officer who died of Covid complications in the state in the last three weeks, after health department additional health secretary Ravi Shankar Choudhary and Panchayati Raj department director Vijay Ranjan.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said: “Death of Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Singh because of Covid infection is very painful… He was an able administrator and affable person. His death has caused an irreparable loss to world of administration”.

Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav said: “I am deeply moved by the untimely demise of chief secretary Arun Kumar Singh. I am speechless”.

Covid-19 claimed another death as Sukant (71), senior Bihar journalist and son of renowned Hindi littérateur Nagarjun, succumbed to the virus. Sukant, who last worked with Hindustan, had been suffering from cancer. Sukant was admitted to Patna Medical College and Hospital after getting infected and later shiffed to his house where he died on Friday.

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