T. N. Seshan

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T. N. Seshan
T.N. Seshan in 1994.jpg
10th Chief Election Commissioner of India
In office
12 December 1990 – 11 December 1996
Prime MinisterChandra Shekhar
P. V. Narasimha Rao
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
H. D. Deve Gowda
Preceded byV. S. Ramadevi
Succeeded byM. S. Gill
18th Cabinet Secretary of India
In office
27 March 1989 – 23 December 1989
Prime MinisterRajiv Gandhi
Preceded byB. G. Deshmukh
Succeeded byV. C. Pande
Personal details
Born
Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan

(1932-12-15)15 December 1932
Palakkad, Madras Presidency, British India
(present-day Kerala, India)
Died10 November 2019(2019-11-10) (aged 86)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Spouse(s)
Jayalakshmi Seshan
(m. 1959; died 2018)
Alma materMadras Christian College
Harvard University
OccupationIndian Administrative Service
AwardsRamon Magsaysay award (1996)

Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan (15 December 1932 – 10 November 2019) was an Indian politician. He was the 18th Cabinet Secretary of India in 1989. He was appointed the 10th Chief Election Commissioner of India (1990–96) and became known for election reforms.

He won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service in 1996.

He died at his home in Chennai on 10 November 2019 of cardiac arrest, aged 86.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former Election Commissioner TN Seshan dies at 87". India Today. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.