The commissioner, who was attached to the water supply project department, is the first high-ranking BMC official who has died after contracting the viral infection.
54-year-old BMC Deputy Municipal Commissioner Shirish Dixit had played a key role in the setting up of Covid-19 facilities such as the NSCI Dome and at the Race Course.
Deputy Municipal Commissioner of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Shirish Dixit, 54, died on Monday night after testing positive for Covid-19.
54-year-old Dixit had played a key role in the setting up of Covid-19 facilities such as the NSCI Dome and at the Race Course.
He tested positive for coronavirus three days ago but was asymptomatic.
On Monday morning, his family called health services as Dixit was feeling unwell. By the time the team arrived at his Mahim home, the BMC official had died.
He is survived by his wife and a daughter. His family has now been quarantined.
Shirish Dixit was the chief engineer of the water supply project and his department was responsible for ensuring a smooth supply of water to Mumbai. Dixit also held the additional charge of the special engineering department.
He joined the BMC in 1987 as a sub engineer.