Diagnosed negative for Coronavirus, Srivastava was suffering from fever of 101+ for the last few days
Srivastava assumed the charge of Director (Personnel) at SAIL on March 12, 2018 and had a long-standing career spanning over more than 35 years at SAIL
New Delhi: In an official statement released on Thursday, SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited) announced the news of the death of its Director (Personnel) Atul Srivastava. “SAIL is extremely saddened and regretfully informs about the unfortunate demise of Atul Srivastava, Director (Personnel), at night on June 10 at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi due to cardiac arrest,” the PSU said.
Diagnosed negative for Coronavirus, Srivastava was suffering from a fever of 101+ for the last few days. “Earlier in the day on June 10, when he was experiencing difficulty in breathing, he was advised admission in the hospital. Accordingly, he was admitted in the evening on June 10. He had his dinner and went to sleep. But late night, he suffered cardiac arrest and was shifted to the Emergency. Despite best efforts, doctors could not revive him. Srivastava had also undergone angioplasty in the past and had co-morbidities like heart ailment, diabetes, etc,” the statement said.
Srivastava assumed the charge of Director (Personnel) at SAIL on March 12, 2018. In his long-standing career spanning over more than 35 years at SAIL, he made immense contribution in the field of Human Resources of the company, while working at various SAIL plants, as well as at the Corporate Office. A Mechanical Engineer from IIT, Kanpur, and Post Graduate Diploma in Management with specialisation in HR, he had worked in diverse areas like HR Policies, Manpower Planning, HRD/OD Interventions, Performance Management, Employee Engagement Initiatives and IR Management. During his career, he has also successfully led the Personnel and Administrative functions at Bokaro Steel Plant and Durgapur Steel Plant of the SAIL and also at its Corporate Office.
Tributes pour on Twitter
Reacting to the news, Minister for Steel Dharmendra Pardhan, and various PSUs and Srivastava's alma mater took to Twitter to offer condolences to the family and grieve the loss. Here’s what they said:
Deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Atul Srivastava, Director, Personnel, @SAILsteel. My thoughts are with his family in this hour of grief. May the Almighty give them the strength to bear this loss. Om Shanti.— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) June 11, 2020
We are extremely sorry to hear of the sudden demise of Shri Atul Srivastava, Director (Personnel) at @SAILsteel.— MOIL LIMITED (@MOIL_LIMITED) June 11, 2020
He was a dynamic, result-oriented and effective administrator and had made immense contribution towards growth of SAIL and HR profession in the country.
We are saddened by the sudden demise of Mr. Atul Srivastava, Director (Personnel), SAIL. He made irrevocable contributions to the steel industry, @SAILsteel witnessed immense growth under his leadership. May his soul rest in peace. https://t.co/22laGTVfRS— NMDC Limited (@nmdclimited) June 11, 2020