Former CEC TN Seshan passes away at 86; PM Modi, CEC Sunil Arora extend condolences

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Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) TN Seshan passed away in Chennai following a cardiac arrest on Sunday night.

“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,” tweeted Dr SY Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India.

Expressing grief over the demise of former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) TN Seshan, CEC Sunil Arora said that he will always be a source of inspiration for all CECs and Election Commissioners.

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“The Election Commission of India deeply mourns the passing away of Sh TN Seshan. Expressing his condolences, CEC Sh Sunil Arora said “T N Seshan was a legend. He will always be a source of inspiration to us and all CECs & ECs to come”, tweeted Sheyphali Sharan, official spokesperson, Election Commission of India.

Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed grief over the death of Seshan. TN Seshan died at Chennai following a cardiac arrest on Sunday night.

“His efforts towards electoral reforms have made our democracy stronger and more participative”, tweeted PM Modi remembering Seshan’s contribution to the nation’s electoral system.

Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted his heartfelt condolences at Seshan’s passing away.

The 87-year-old was the 10th CEC and had served from December 12, 1990, till December 11, 1996. He was a retired 1955 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.

(With ANI inputs)

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