R. K. Trivedi

Ram Krishna Trivedi (1 January 1921 – 19 November 2015) was an Indian politician who was Governor of Gujarat from 26 February 1986 to 2 May 1990.[1] Trivedi also served as Chief Election Commissioner of India from 18 June 1982 to 31 December 1985. He was a recipient of the third highest Indian civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan.[2]

R. K. Trivedi
Governor of Gujarat
In office
26 February 1986 – 2 May 1990
Preceded byBraj Kumar Nehru
Succeeded byMahipal Shastri
Chief Election Commissioner of India
In office
18 June 1982 – 31 December 1985
Preceded byS. L. Shakdhar
Succeeded byR. V. S. Peri Sastri
Personal details
Nationality Indian

He was the first to introduce voter id cards in Indian Elections. He died in Lucknow in 2015.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Eminent bureaucrat RK Trivedi no more". Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.

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