Former Gujarat Governor and Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ram Krishna Trivedi passed away in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh after prolonged illness. He was 94.
Mr. Trivedi had served as the CEC of India from 1982 to 1985 and was the first person to introduce the Election Photo identity card (EPIC) i.e. voter ID cards in Indian Elections.
He had joined civil services in 1943 and had a long and distinguished career as a bureaucrat.
Mr. Trivedi had served Governor of Gujarat from 1986 to 1990. He also had served as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and was appointed in October 1980.
Government of India had honoured him with prestigious Padma Vibhushan in recognition to his services towards the nation.