Keshav Desiraju, the grandson of the former Federal Minister of Health and First Vice President of India, Dr. Savipalli Radhakrishnan, died on Sunday at the age of 66. Keshav Desiraju, the grandson of Dr.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the former Federal Minister of Health and First Vice President of India, died on Sunday at the age of 66. According to sources, he died in a private hospital in Chennai, facing health problems. In addition, it is reported that Desiraju died of acute coronary syndrome.
Several politicians and bureaucrats paid tribute to the former health minister on Twitter. K Vijay Raghavan, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, wrote: “I was shocked to hear about the unfortunate death of Dr. Keshav Desiraju, the former Minister of Health of the Government of India. Keshav is an amazing man, a professional civil servant, and a progressive person. Intellectual, author of a good book about MS Subbulakshmi. Great loss! RIP”In addition, Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh expressed grief on Twitter. He wrote: “My dear, dear friend, 57 years. Keshav Desiraju, one of the most outstanding civil servants has just passed away.”
In addition, many others, including the CEO of Niti Aayog Amitabh Kant, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot, and the former election commissioner of India, Dr. SY Quraishi, also expressed their respect.Keshav Desiraju, an IAS officer who retired in 1978, is a prominent figure in GOI. He has also worked with the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and was a major contributor to the 2016 Mental Health Care Act and one of its drafting members. After retiring as the secretary of the union, he participated in a number of healthcare programs focusing on spiritual, primary and community health. He recently wrote a book called “The Voice of Genius: The Life and Art of M.S. Subbulakshmi”. It is based on the legendary Karnatic musician M.S. Subbulakshmi and explores her musical traditions. He has also co-authored several books with others.