Former Election Commissioner T N Seshan passes away at the age of 86

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Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan aka T N Seshan the 10th chief election commissioner of India passed away at the age of 86 in Chennai. Many people took to Twitter to pay their respects and remembered his work.

T N Seshan who wasn't in the best of health for over a couple of years passed away following a cardiac arrest at 9:30 pm in Chennai. The man who worked towards bringing in reforms in India's election process was known as an outstanding civil servant as part of the planning commission. Before becoming the Chief election commissioner he was the cabinet secretary in 1989 and also the administrative head of the Indian Space Research Organisation.

Born on December 15, 1932, in Thirunellai, Palakkad district, Kerala, T N Seshan topped the police examination in 1953 after he decided to become a civil servant. He was responsible for bringing a sense of discipline in the whole election process of India. Seshan was the 10th Chief Election Commissioner and had served from December 12, 1990, till December 11, 1996. He had also won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for his services to the government in 1996.

People paid their respects to T N Seshan on Twitter:

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Rest in peace, Mr. T N Sheshan, you will be remembered.

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