TN Seshan Dies at 86: Narendra Modi, Shashi Tharoor, Sunil Deodhar, Kiran Bedi & Others Pay Tribute to Former Chief Election Commissioner
TN Seshan (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Chennai, November 11: Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan passed away on Sunday due to cardiac arrest. He was 86 years old and passed away in his Chennai residence. The entire nation was mourning the death of one of the most influential and impactful Election Commissioner. Condolence messages started pouring from everywhere including political leaders who expressed grief on his demise. TN Seshan, Former Chief Election Commissioner, Dies at 86 Due to Cardiac Arrest.

Seshan had won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1996. He was born on December 15, 1932, in Palakkad district of Kerala. From PM Narendra Modi,  Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Shashi Tharoor, Sunil Deodhar and others paid their tribute to Seshan.

Check PM Narendra Modi' tweet:

Shivraj Singh Chouhan's tweet:

This is what Sashi Tharoor had to say on Seshan'a demise:

Sunil Deodhar's tweet:

Check Kiran Bedi's tweet:

Seshan was appointed as the 10th CEC of India between 1990 and 1996. During his tenure, he changed the face of the election in the country. In India, before him, elections were all about money and power, but he played an instrumental role in strict implementation election code of conduct. During his tenure, there was a limit on a candidate's expenditure per constituency.

Issuance of Voter ID cards and a crackdown on all forms of bribery during the electioneering were some of the most remarkable poll reforms undertaken by him.