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Obituary: Former Chief Election Commissioner G.V.G. Krishnamurty Passes Away

An academic, a Gold Medalist, a Professor of Law, joined the Central Law Ministry of Govt. of India, and served it with distinction from 1960 to 1992 for about 32 years.

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The Light has gone..! An Era has passed in the history of a Democratic Independent India. Dr. G.V.G.Krishnamurty, Former Election Commissioner of India from 1993 to 1999 has left for heavenly abode.

He was appointed as Election Commissioner of India which he held for 6 long years, laying and strengthening the foundations for the highest democratic functioning of an independent Constitutional office.

An academic, a Gold Medalist, a Professor of Law, joined the Central Law Ministry of Govt. of India, and served it with distinction from 1960 to 1992 for about 32yrs.  During his tenure with the Govt of India, he was associated with eminent jurists, constitutional and international law Experts like V.V.Giri, President of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain (Vice-President), V.K.Krishna Menon (Defence Minister), Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, Dr. Nagendra Singh (President International Court of Justice), T.N.Kaul (Foreign Secretary), P.N.Haksar (Secretary to PM) Mohd. Hidyatullah (Chief Justice of India), and Prof.Upendra Baxi(eminent jurist) to name only a few. It's an endless list of long associations with numerous Chief Justices, Judges, Civil Servants, academics, Diplomats and Doyens in the Press & Media.

He was one of the founding fathers of the Indian Society of International Law and personally supervised and ensured the construction of its Building, opposite the Supreme Court of India. He had the rare honor of working with and being associated with persons holding the highest constitutional offices of the Legislature, Executive and Judiciary, namely Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Prime Ministers, Governors, Ministers, Chief Ministers, Speakers and Members of Parliament etc.


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