Former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan passes away

Chennai: Former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan died today. He was 87 years old.

Seshan had served as CEC of India from December 12, 1990, till December 11, 1996.

TN Seshan was a retired 1955 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre. He had won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for his services to the government in 1996.

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

TN Seshan had secured a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University.

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