Retd IAS officer passes away

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 8: Dwarka Nath Gupta, a retired IAS officer passed away at his residence, Exchange Road here this morning.
He was 101 and is survived by his wife Shanta Gupta, five daughters and a son besides grand and great-grandchildren.
Born in small town of Kotli (PoK) in July 1915 to a modest family of merchants, Late Gupta graduated from Govt College, Jammu. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Lahore Law College and joined Kashmir Civil Services in 1945. He spent the rest of his career as civil servant holding various prestigious posts in Health, Home, Finance, Works and Power departments.
Late Gupta was then appointed to the Public Service Commission before retiring as acting chairman in 1977. He spent his retirement years contributing to civil society.


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