Mumbai: 7th August: BNHS President and former Cabinet Secretary Shri B G Deshmukh passed away today in a Pune hospital at 7.45 pm, following three heart attacks. He was 82 years old. On Saturday he fell down and suffered from a clot in the brain, following which he was in ICU on life support system. He was also suffering from high blood pressure.
He was cremated late in the evening on Sunday. A condolence meeting in BNHS would be announced shortly. Late Shri B G Deshmukh was associated with BNHS for more than 15 years. He was the guiding light for BNHS in multiple ways and was a great supporter of conservation.
Late Shri Deshmukh was a senior IAS officer from the 1951 Maharashtra Cadre. During his illustrious career, he had worked in Nashik district, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and later in Delhi as the Cabinet Secretary and then the Principal Secretary. He was associated with several other NGOs such as Praja Foundation, of which he was the Chairman. He was a great supporter of good governance. He had authored several books including “A Cabinet Secretary Looks Back”.
Conservation and BNHS have lost one of its greatest supporters with the death of Shri Deshmukh.
— Atul Sathe,
Public Relations Officer,
Bombay Natural History Society,
We are a part of the Earth and it is a part of us – chief Seattle (native American)