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DGF official dies from coronavirus in city

| Updated: June 03, 2020 16:19:13


DGF official dies from coronavirus in city

A senior official of the Directorate General of Food died from coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday night.

Utpal Kumar Saha, 53, chief controller of Dhaka Rationing under the DGF, recently tested positive for coronavirus and was undergoing treatment.

He died around 11:30 pm yesterday, reports UNB.

BCS Food Association, a platform of BCS food cadres, made the disclosure in a condolence message on Tuesday and mourned the death.

Utpal joined the government service as a food cadre through 18th BCS examination.

Meanwhile, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death.

In a condolence message, he said the DGF lost an honest, experienced and efficient officer.

He also expressed his condolences to the bereaved family members.

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