|Tendulkar after swearing-in as an MP (June 4, 2012)|
must have had a private function to celebrate his B’ Day too. BoI has found out that Andhra Pardesh cadre IAS Srikant Nagulapalli who is the CEO of Arogya Sri Health Care Trust under the state health department, was also born on April 24, 1973.
An MTech before joining as IAS, Nagulapalli belongs to Andhra Pradesh. As an IAS, he secured the home cadre. Beginning his career as an assistant collector of Karimnagar, he was also the district magistrate of Srikakulam.
Whereas Nagulapalli shared the same birthday with the cricketing legend, there are altogether 84 IAS officers who are 40-year-old, BoI Research has shown. Among those who were born in 1973, the UP cadre IAS officer of 1995 batch Ashish Kumar Goel is the senior most. Goel, who turned 40 a couple of months ago, is the collector of Chitrakoot district. Among the IAS batches, the one belonging to 2001 has the maximum number of officers, 13 in total, who were born in the same year as Tendulkar.
However, there is a big difference here, at least on the question of retirement. At 40, Tendulkar faces the question which no one is comfortable asking about. But for 84 of his contemporary IAS officers, at least the retirement is two decades away!