K. P. Singh, Former CE from CWC, passes away.

Shri Krishna Pal Singh

Known to have an ever smiling countenance, Shri K.P.Singh, Former Chief Engineer, Central Water Commission, passed away on 21st of April due to Covid. He leaves behind his son, daughter-in-law and grandson.

Shri K P Singh had also worked as Chief Engineer (North) in NWDA and was responsible for carrying out various studies of the link projects of National Perspective Plan.

Amongst numerous responsibilities held by him in his career, he was in the Resource Sub-Group-II – for Kosi-Ghaghra, Ghaghra-Yamuna, Gandak-Ganga, Sarda-Yamuna links originating from Nepal. Which had the following Terms of Reference:
To review Feasibility/other relevant Reports, identify main issues and suggest probable approach/solution in respect of following link projects:
Kosi – Ghaghara Link
Ghaghara-Yamuna Link
Gandak-Ganga Link
Sarda-Yamuna Link
To prepare technical notes as may be required by Interactive Group for discussions with concerned States in respect of above links

Shri Masood Hussain, former Chairman of Central Water Commission said: “Very sad to know about the demise of Shri K P Singh. I had the good fortune to have been associated with him when he worked as Consulatnt for some period in NWDA, when I headed it. He was an extremely nice and gentle person.
Our deep condolences.
May Almighty rest his soul in peace and give courage and strength to the bereaved family.

Mr. Avinash Tyagi, a Central Water Engg. Services officer, said “It’s a matter of deep grief that Shri Singh, has left us for the heavenly abode. He was one of the brilliant practical hydrologist in CWC. His knowledge of discharge measurements, River behaviour and sediment transport therein was outstanding. I had the good opportunity of working with him in Patna where he was EE in Discharge Measuring Division (belonging to erstwhile Ganga Basin W R Organization) and I was posted in Flood Forecasting Division. Later, the two were merged which gave us opportunity to technically interact very closely.

Tyagi adds, “Krishna Pal Singh was very soft spoken but administratively a very firm and upright officer. He had to deal with Labour strikes because of merger, which he dealt very firmly. His knowledge of scriptures was excellent. He could impromptu quote from Ramayan befitting his point of discussions”.

“His only son Shailesh who is working with an MNC recently completed his PhD from Norway.”

“His last posting was in Lucknow. The untimely demise of Shri Singh due to COVID is a personal loss to me and my family.”

“I pray to the Allmighty to accept Soul in HIS Lotus Feet”

A. S. Dhingra, CWES, adds, “Very sad to learn demise of Sh K P Singh. We worked together in SWARA in UP Irrigation dept. after our retirement.”

File Photo: K. P. Singh with family

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