Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

Director General, India Meteorological Department

Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra is the Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological
Department and Permanent Representative of India with WMO & Member of Executive Council,
WMO. With a Ph. D in Physics and 28 years of experience in meteorology, he has made significant
contributions in improvement of early warning services of IMD. He brought laurels to the country from
international agencies for effective cyclone warning. He is popularly known as “The Cyclone Man of
India”. He is the author of more than 105 research papers in peer reviewed national/international
journals. He edited 18 books and 7 Journals. He received awards/recognitions from different
agencies including Honorary D.Sc. from FM University and Kalinga Institute of Technology, Fellow,
Indian Meteorological Society, Certificate of Merit for Young Scientist by Ministry of Earth Sciences,
25th Biennial Mausam Award, and appreciations from press/electronic media & social organizations.
He is (i)President, Indian Meteorological Society, (ii)Chairman, Regional Sub-project Management
Team of Severe Weather Forecast Programme for South Asia, and was Chairman of
(iii)WMO/ESCAP Panel on Tropical Cyclones for 2017-18, (iv)Task Team for finalization of
Meteorological Payloads of INSAT-4 satellites to be launched in 2025, (v)Committee for revision of
NDMA Guidelines for cyclone management, (vi)Technical Evaluation Committee for Consultancy on
National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project.