NEW DELHI: Former chief election commissioner T N Seshan passed away on Sunday at his residence in Chennai after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 86.
“TN Seshan was an outstanding civil servant. He served India with utmost diligence and integrity. His efforts towards electoral reforms have made our democracy stronger and more participative. Pained by his demise. Om Shanti,” said PM Modi in a tweet.

“Sad to announce that Shri TN Seshan (former Chief Election Commissioner of India) passed away a short while ago. He was a true legend and a guiding force for all his successors. I pray for peace to his soul,” said former CEC Dr SY Quraishi.

A batch 1955 IAS officer, Seshan was known for bringing transparency and efficiency in India’s electoral system.
He was also honoured with the Ramon Magsaysay Award, known as Asia’s Nobel.


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