Shri Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj (born 2 July 1983) is an Indian professional Para-Badminton player currently ranked world No.2 in Men’s Singles and an IAS officer of 2007 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre. He was serving as Special Secretory in planning department of Govt. of U.P. in Lucknow prior to his posting as DM G B Nagar. In his earlier stint he has worked as District Magistrate Prayagraj,Azamgarh,Jaunpur,Sonbhadra,Hathras and Maharajganj and has also served at many other posts in Govt. of U.P. In December 2016, he became the recipient of Uttar Pradesh’s highest civilian honor, the Yash Bharti. He also holds distinctive record for winning many awards while serving in his official capacity.He has been awarded for his performances by Governor of Uttar Pradesh for his duties related to elections, by Revenue Minister and Chairman, Board of Revenue for duties regarding revenue administration.During his stint as District Magistrate, Azamgarh, he also got shortlisted for Prime Minister’s award for exemplary work in PM Jan Dhan Yojna on civil services day, 2016.