Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India Rajiv Mehrishi has been shifted to AIIMS through green corridor following head injury inflicted due to a fall from bicycle three days back at his native place Jaipur.
He was cycling in the morning hours as part of his fitness regime and suddenly fell on road due to unknown reasons. Bystanders then took him to a private hospital.
During treatment doctors reported internal bleeding and clot which initially expanded and then stabilised. Mehrishi's wife Mira Mehrishi, a retired 1979 batch IAS, a batch junior to Rajiv Mehrishi decided to take him to AIIMS for further treatment. Doctors say that his condition is stable.
Chandra Shekhar Rajan, former chief secretary of Rajasthan and close friend of Rajiv Mehrishi accompanied him to AIIMS. Union health secretary Pant, who is also a Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, is monitoring the situation.
Who is Rajiv Mehrishi ?
Rajiv Mehrishi is a 1978 batch IAS officer with a rare distinction of being the chief secretary of state, secretary of two union ministries followed by attaining one of the most coveted constitutional posts of CAG.
A powerful bureaucrat Mehrishi is known to be a hard taskmaster and considered close to former chief minister Vasundhara Raje and former finance minister late Arun Jaitley.
He had been chief secretary during Raje's tenure before moving to centre to become union finance secretary when Arun Jaitley was the finance minister. Later he became union home secretary and scaled up the ladder to become CAG, post retirement.
Mehrishi is among very few bureaucrats who have been honoured with the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian honours of the country, by the President of India.
Currently, Mehrishi is on the board of directors of many leading corporates including Reliance Strategic Investments Limited (RSIL), Piramal, Tata Power and Dabur India among others.
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