Odisha’s Mrutyunjay Mahapatra appointed India’s representative with WMO

Bhubaneswar: Renowned scientist and cyclone warning specialist from Odisha, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has been appointed as the Permanent Representative of India with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

Best known for his accurate cyclone prediction, Mohapatra is currently holding the post of Director General (DG) of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Prior to his elevation as the DG he was serving as the Additional Director General (ADG) of the body.

Prior to joining the IMD in 2005, Mohapatra had worked in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratory in Chandipur after completing Masters in Physics. Later, he also became the Head of Cyclone Warning Division and Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC)-Tropical Cyclone, New Delhi.

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