Monday, March 16, 2015

Mysterious death of 2009 batch IAS DK Ravi: More about the officer

35-YEAR-old IAS officer DK Ravi on Monday was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his residence in Bengaluru. His body was found hanging from the ceiling at his apartment. At the time of filing this report, a special investigation team was formed under the supervision of a DCP ranked officer to probe into his death. Was it a suicide? Or was it a…
case of murder, as Ravi had earlier taken on sand mafia as well as the builders resorting to tax frauds.
1. Born on June 10, 1979, Ravi was a Karnataka cadre IAS officer of 2009 batch.
2. Ravi did BSc in agriculture and MSc in zoology before getting into IAS.
3. He originally hails from Karnataka. He was allotted the home cadre.
4. He was deputy commissioner of Karnataka’s Kolar district in 2013-14. And when he was transferred out of the district, local residents resorted to protests to reserve the said order.
5. In October 2014, he was made additional commissioner, commercial taxes department, Bengaluru.
6. According to initial media reports, he took on sand mafia lobby when he headed the Kolar district.
7. Later, he had problems with builders on certain tax fraud matters.


  1. People these days are talking of non adversarial Tax regime. What about mafias who intimidate the tax officers?

  2. Is it true that DK Ravi was transferred 27 times in his career??

  3. It is high time the training academies introduced module on emotional quotient, management of emotions, handling pressure situations, maintaining balance between work and personal life, personal life ethics besides work ethics, etc etc