Bengaluru, March 16: Doddakoppalu Kariyappa Ravi, popularly known as DK Ravi, was an honest and hard-working 2009-batch IAS officer from Karnataka.
On March 16, 2015, he was found hanging inside his apartment in Koramangala in Bengaluru, under mysterious circumstances. [Remembering IAS officer DK Ravi on his 1st death anniversary]
He was known to take tough stand against sand mining and land grabbing in Kolar district, when he was district collector there. Then in Oct 2014, he was appointed as Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Enforcement) in Bengaluru, after a transfer from Kolar.
Born on June 10, 1979, Ravi was a native of Doddakoppalu village in Kunigal taluk, Tumkur district of Karnataka.
His sudden death was followed by complete shutdown of shops, commercial establishments, schools and colleges, as a part of his mourning and also to demand fair probe into his death.
After a lot of pressure, the government initially ordered a CID probe, but later due to more mounting of pressure by opposition parties, the CBI took over the investigation.
On micro-blogging site Twitter, people are paying tributes to late DK Ravi, on his first death anniversary today. Here are some tweets:
@CTRavi_BJP but his suicidal cannot inspire UPSC aspirants. I miss DK Ravi 😔— Vidyasagar Khuba (@VidyasagarKhuba) March 16, 2016
DK Ravi sir s inspiration to so many youngsters To make India s corruption free s impossible bcoz ppl who r honestly try They get murdered— Pranavi the star (@MKB_KITKIT) March 16, 2016
it's been a yr A man who dreamt to make Karnataka Corruption free&a kind honest inspiration 1&only great IAS officer Mr DK Ravi passed away— Pranavi the star (@MKB_KITKIT) March 16, 2016
Honest officer Dk Ravi mother Pledge her gold Chain for her Son Death Anniversary.— Ramrao kulkarni (@RamraoKP_) March 13, 2016
Congress govt promised to help his family nt helped.
RIP DK Ravi's investigation !!— Mailaragouda (@mailaragouda) March 13, 2016
Our system won't deserve Officers like you sir !! Sorry !! https://t.co/l9mPt6IQGs