Stars cannot shine without darkness, so he shines brighter with the darkness looming larger. His ability to get things resolved and corrected have attracted people’s trust and ensured reliability. His strong command over legal strategies made him deserve the prestigious position of the Lieutenant Governor of the newly formed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. His effective delivery of major responsibilities while serving as a Gujarat Cadre IAS, made him shine as the 14th CAG of India.

He is Girish Chandra Murmu. Born in a small village, Betanati, Mayurbhanj District of Odisha, he belonged to a Santa family, and was the eldest among his eight siblings. He won over a difficult journey while completing his studies and held a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Utkal University alongside an MBA degree from the University of Birmingham.

He was an IAS officer posted in Gujarat, and his professional mission became more challenging when he was made the Joint Secretary of the Gujarat Home Department. But his intelligence and pragmatism made him successful in all his tasks.

For the people of Mayurbhanj, the district with the second largest tribal population, in Odisha, his appointment as the 1st Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir has been a matter of joy and pride for all. “A tribal boy got a big opportunity. I am sure he will distinguish himself more by serving the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the country. He has the ability to distinguish the good from bad and always does the right thing,” his mother remarked after learning the news.

VARINDIA takes the opportunity to congratulate this veteran by featuring him in its Crown Jewels of Odisha special campaign.

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