Odisha’s Mrutyunjay Mohapatra gets a key post in World Meteorological Organisation

Bhubaneswar: Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mrutyunjay Mohapatra was elected as the Vice President of World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) today.

Mohapatra, a noted weather scientist, took charge as the chief of IMD in 2019. He is popularly known as the ‘Cyclone Man of India’.

Mohapatra is well known for his accurate prediction of cyclonic storms in recent times.

The team led by Mohapatra provided early warning for cyclones like Phailin, Hudhud, Vardah, Titli, Sagar, Mekunu and Fani.

Mohapatra had joined IMD’s Pune office in 1992. Prior to that, he had worked at the interim test range of the Defence Research and Development Organisation in Balasore district of Odisha.

Mohapatra was born in Rajagurupur village in Bhadrak district of Odisha. He had received MSc and PhD in Physics from Utkal University in Bhubaneswar.

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