Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Girish Chandra Saxena died
Girish Chandra Saxena served as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for eight years between 1990 and 2003.
Girish Chandra Saxena passed away on 14 April 2017 at the age of 90. He was the former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
About Girish Chandra Saxena
• Born in Agra in 1928, he joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) and held many positions.
• He retired as the Director of India's external intelligence agency - the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
• He served in the RAW for 16 years and headed it between 1983 and 1986.
• He was chief of the agency during the Kanishka Bombing and Operation Blue Star.
• Later, he remained as an advisor to the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for about two years till 31 January 1988.
• Saxena's main areas of specialization were international affairs, national security and intelligence matters.
• He attended international Conferences in India and abroad on these subjects, gave talks and participated in many seminars and panel discussions.
• He also addressed the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in 1998. The LBSNAA is the premier agency to train Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers.
• For his contributions to the nation, the Union Government honoured Saxena with the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian honour, in 2005.