Bhubaneswar: Director General (DG) of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Scientist Mrutyunjay Mahapatra of Odisha has been appointed as the Permanent Representative of India with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
Prior to his appointment as the DG, Mohapatra was holding the post of ADG of the Meteorological Department. He was also the Head of Cyclone Warning Division and Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC)-Tropical Cyclone, New Delhi.
Born in Bhadrak district of Odisha, Mohapatra completed his B.Sc Physics (honours) from Bhadrak College. He also worked in IIT Delhi and joined India Meteorological department in 2005.