Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What bureaucrats have to say about DK Ravi, the officer who was found dead in Bengaluru

What Ravi wrote in Facebook when he left Kolar
"I'm at IAS Officer DK Ravi home. his body's kept for last respects. Thousands are here whose lives he touched. Officers like him make India”—That was a message posted in Twitter by 1994 batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer Srivatsa Krishna. Ravi, 35, was found dead on Monday under mysterious circumstances at his residence in Bengaluru. A number of officers including IAS, IRS, and IPS posted their messages about the honest officer who courageously took on both the sand mafia and the builders manipulating taxes. Here are the comments of the bureaucrats including his friends, and “trekking and Bharat Dharshan mate”:

“@babublogger My Trekking and Bharat Dharshan mate.. Bold and honest. Highly practice and cool.. Can't believe that he is no more” --- Veerapandian, IAS, and now Commissioner, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (He tweeted it on Monday night when BoI posted the news on Twitter)

“D.K.Ravi my colleague at the Pusa Campus, Delhi & batchmate in Civils. We stayed in the same hostel, a few rooms apart. Sad & Shocking news”-- Satya Prasant P, IRS

“IAS officer D K Ravi , who took on Mafia, found dead. Heart felt condolences 2 his family. Let's pledge 2 continue his fight agnst corruption” -- Arvind Kejriwal, former IRS and present chief minister of Delhi

“Why must there b so much corruption piled up for one honest officer to clean up? What were all his predecessors doing?.So called bureaucrats” -- Kiran Bedi, former IPS

“I worked as Addl Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Anti-evasion) and I know the pressures one is subjected to. But doesn't lead to suicide!...@manjuprasadns I don't have facts and I am far away but both suicide and murder seem improbable. God rest DK Ravi's soul in peace” --- Sanjay Dixit, IAS, Rajasthan cadre

“Investigation will reveal #DKRavi’s actual cause of death. :-( The public empathy on the good work done by an honest #IAS is really moving.” -- Arvind Padhee, IAS, Odisha cadre

“Shocking to learn about the untimely death of a dear friend and batchmate D.K.Ravi IAS. ..RIP buddy....” -- Rama Rajeswari, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Malkajgiri Zone, Cyberabad


  1. These days everyone is talking about non adversarial tax regime. What happened to this brave soul?

  2. RIP.

    Training must include art of becoming immune to Indian corruption.

    Do not join corruption but avoid fighting corrupt Indians also.