Byline: G. Kulkarni
We regret to inform that Dr. J. K. Mahapatra [Figure 1] passed away on 22 February 2005 at Rourkela, He was Head of Occupational Health at SAIL Corporate office Ranchi from 1986 to 1998.He was the leader behind establishing OHS Services in SAIL. He has served IAOH with great dedication and passion as general secretary of Indian Association of Occupational Health (1983-1986) and subsequently as national president of IAOH in the year 1992. Dr. Mahapatra, a cultured man with great compassion for workforce, who deeply cared for preventing occupational ill-health. He was a true professional and role model for many of us. Our condolences to Mrs. Jyoti Mahapatra and family members who have been a source of great strength and support during his career and the latter days of his illness.
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