Kershasp Tehmurasp Satarawala

Kershasp Tehmurasp Satarawala (1916–2001) was an Indian civil servant (IAS), who served as: Lt. Governor of Goa, Daman & Diu & Dadra & Nagar Havelli (1983-1984), Governor of Punjab (1984-1985), Ambassador of India to Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador (1985-1988). He was a recipient of the honor of Burma Star. The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1983, for his contributions to society.[1]

Kershasp Tehmurasp Satarawala
Born(1916-02-15)15 February 1916
Died20 August 2001(2001-08-20) (aged 85)
OccupationCivil servant & Diplomat
Years active1947–2001
SpouseFrainy Kaikhushru Bilimoria
ChildrenThree daughters: Phiroza, Anahita, Ferida
Parent(s)Tehmurasp Pirosha Satarawala, Meherbai Chiber
AwardsPadma Bhushan, Burma Star

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Born on 15 February 1916 in Satara, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra to Tehmurasp Pirosha Satarawala and Meherbai Chiber, Satarawala graduated from Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune (1937). He obtained his post graduation degrees from Government College, Lahore, and Command and Staff College, Quetta. He served as a Major in the Indian Army, before joining the Indian Administrative Service in 1947. His various posts included: Collector Dangs District (1949-1952), Chief Controller Imports & Exports (1958-1963), Secretary Gujarat, Industry, Mines & Power (1963-1967), Managing Director and Chairman Indian Airlines (1967- 1971), Secretary To GOI, Ministry of Steel & Mines (1973). He was sent on deputation as Advisor to the Governors of Gujarat (1971–72, 1974-75 & 1980); Orissa (1973–74) Jammu & Kashmir (1977).

Satarawala was appointed Vice Chairman and Co-ordinator of the IX Asian Games (1982), Lt. Governor of Goa, Daman & Diu & Dadra & Nagar Havelli (1983-1984), Governor of Punjab (1984-1985), Ambassador of India to Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador (1985-1988).

Recipient of the Padma Bhushan (1983), Fellow Nuffield Foundation (1963), Burma Star Medal.

Director on the Boards of- Tata Chemicals, Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals, Indian Oil Corporation, Air India, ITDC, and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and chaired the board of Gujarat Aromatics Limited. Member- Minorities Commission (1981-1983), Indian Wildlife Board (1980-1983), World Wildlife Fund, W region (1976-1981). Vice President Bombay Natural History Society (1980), Founder member of Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage.

Wife: Frainy Kaikhushru Bilimoria

Children: Three daughters- Phiroza, Anahita, Ferida

He died on 20 August 2001 in Pune at the age of 85.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Jacob condoles Satarawala's death". The Tribune. 21 April 2001. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  3. ^ "August 2001". Rulers. 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.

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