New Delhi: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) director (personnel) Atul Srivastava died, here on Wednesday.

Srivastava was admitted into Apollo hospital here on Wednesday morning when he showed symptoms of Coronavirus. Fever running at 101+, he complained breathing problem.

However, Srivastava was found Corona negative. But, he died due to cardiac arrest the same night.

Srivastava had undergone angioplasty in the past , and was having co-morbidities like heart ailment, diabetes.

It may be mentioned here that the SAIL corporate head office was sealed following reports of Coronavirus infections.

“SAIL is extremely saddened and regretfully informs about the unfortunate demise of Atul Srivastava,” said a spokesperson.

Srivastava assumed the charge of director (personnel) at SAIL on 12th March, 2018. In his long-standing career spanning more than 35 years at SAIL he has made immense contribution in the field of human resources of the company, while working at various SAIL plants as well as at the corporate office. A mechanical engineer from IIT, Kanpur and post graduate diploma in management with specialisation in HR, he had worked in diverse areas like HR policies, manpower planning, HRD/OD Interventions, Performance Management, Employee Engagement Initiatives and IR Management. During his entire career he has also successfully led personnel and administrative functions at Bokaro Steel Plant and Durgapur Steel Plant of the company and also at its corporate office.