Home Minister Shah expresses grief over death of former CEC Seshan

Union Home Minister Amit Shah condoled the death of former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) TN Seshan who died in Chennai following a cardiac arrest on Sunday night.

"Saddened by the demise of former Chief Election Commissioner, Shri T N Seshan Ji. He played a transformative role in reforming and strengthening India's electoral institution. The nation will always remember him as a true torchbearer of democracy. My prayers are with his family," tweeted Shah.

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.