India’s Former Election Commissioner TN Seshan dies at 87


NOVEMBER 10, 2019

Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan died on Sunday. He was 87 years old. TN Seshan was the 10th Chief Election Commissioner and had served form December 12, 1990, till December 11, 1996.

TN Seshan was a retired 1955 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre. Seshan had earlier served as the 18th Cabinet Secretary of India in 1989. He had also won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for his services to the government in 1996.

Born in December 1932 in Thirunellai, Palakkad district in Kerala, TN Seshan was a graduate in Physics and worked for three years as a demonstrator at the Madras Christian College. This is when he passed the IAS exam.

TN Seshan also studied at Harvard University on Edward S. Mason Fellowship where he earned a master’s degree in public administration.

Courtesy/Source: India Today