RK Trivedi, the former Gujarat Governor and CEC, died

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Who: Gujarat’s former Governor & former CEC R K Trivedi
What: Died
When: 19 November 2015

Former Gujarat Governor Ram Krishna Trivedi died on 19 November 2015 after prolonged illness in Lucknow. He was 94.

Trivedi served, who served as the Chief Election Commissioner from 18 June 1982 to 31 December 1985, was the first person to introduce the voter ID cards in Indian Elections.

• Trivedi served Gujarat as its Governor from 26 February 1986 to 2 May 1990.
• He had a long and distinguished career as a bureaucrat after joining civil services in 1943.
• Trivedi was appointed as the Central Vigilance Commissioner in October 1980.