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IAS officer Manoj Srivastava died of COVID-19.

Retired IAS officer Manoj Kumar Shrivastava of 1980 batch scummed to COVID-19 on August 13, 2020, at Patna's AIIMS hospital.

Retired IAS officer Manoj Kumar Shrivastava of 1980 batch scummed to COVID-19 on August 13, 2020, at Patna's AIIMS hospital.Former IAS officer Manoj Kumar Shrivastava, from 1980 batch of Bihar Cadre, succumbed to COVID-19 infection at age 65 on August 13, 2020. He was admitted to the AIIMS hospital of Patna for a month due to the viral infection and was among the ten deaths recorded in Bihar on the day.

He was the founder secretary of the Disaster Management Department of Bihar, who charted out the effective strategies required for the state.

He is also credited for facilitating the world's largest free food distribution during 2007 Bihar floods under the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) Disaster Risk Management Project.

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