TN Seshan, former CEC known for bringing wide-ranging electoral reforms, passes away in Chennai due to cardiac arrest

Former chief election commissioner (CEC) TN Seshan passed away at his residence in Chennai due to a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening

FP Staff November 11, 2019 00:00:44 IST
TN Seshan, former CEC  known for bringing wide-ranging electoral reforms, passes away in Chennai due to cardiac arrest
  • Former chief election commissioner (CEC) TN Seshan passed away at his residence in Chennai due to a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening

  • He served as the 10th chief election commissioner of India between 1990 and 1996 and came to be widely known for bringing about electoral reforms

  • During his tenure, Seshan initiated measures to check electoral spending and to monitor campaign speeches for violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

Former chief election commissioner (CEC) TN Seshan passed away at his residence in Chennai due to a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. He was 86.

Born as Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan on 15 December, 1932, in Thirunellai, Palakkad district, Kerala, Seshan held important positions before being appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner by President R Venkataraman in December 1990. A 1995 batch IAS officer, he was appointed as Secretary of Defence in 1988 when Rajiv Gandhi was prime minister. Thereafter, he was promoted to cabinet secretary.

He served as the 10th chief election commissioner of India between 1990 and 1996 and came to be widely known for bringing about electoral reforms. During his tenure, Seshan initiated measures to check electoral spending and to monitor campaign speeches for violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

Seshan was a true legend and a guiding force for all his successors, tweeted former CEC SY Qureshi.

With inputs from ANI

Updated Date:

also read

Widespread rainfall predicted in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Puducherry; all you need to know
India

Widespread rainfall predicted in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Puducherry; all you need to know

The weather department has also made predictions of heavy rainfall in the regions of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal for the next five days and on 25 and 26 November in Mahe and Kerala

IMD issues yellow alert for Tamil Nadu till 24 Nov, predicts rainfall in other southern states, including Kerala
India

IMD issues yellow alert for Tamil Nadu till 24 Nov, predicts rainfall in other southern states, including Kerala

A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood in lower tropospheric levels that is likely to move west-northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu coast during next 4-5 days, said IMD

I-League 2021-22: AIFF bars former champions Chennai City FC from participating in upcoming season
Sports

I-League 2021-22: AIFF bars former champions Chennai City FC from participating in upcoming season

Kenkre FC, who finished second in the I-League qualifiers, will replace the former champion. The I-League will kick off in Kolkata from 26 December, but the fixtures are yet to be announced.