IMO Secretary-General Emeritus and Padma Vibhushan Awardee, C.P. Srivastava died in Italy

C.P. Srivastava, who was conferred with the Padma Vibhushan in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan in 1972, died on 22 July 2013 in Genoa, Italy.

Created On: Jul 23, 2013 15:19 ISTModified On: Nov 12, 2014 15:23 IST

C.P. Srivastava, who was conferred with the Padma Vibhushan in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan in 1972, died on 22 July 2013 in Genoa, Italy.
He is survived by his wife Nirmala Devi and two daughters.

C.P. Srivastava, was conferred the title Sir, and was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George by the Queen of the United Kingdom.

C. P. Srivastava was the inspired major hauler in the development of the concept of World Maritime University and in the enormous job of planning, negotiating, fundraising, organizing and implementation that was required to take a vision and turn it into a reality.

A Brief Insight into C.P Srivastava Life

  • He received the Padma Bhusan in 1972 in recognition of his contributions to establishing one of the most successful public sector undertakings in India. 
  • In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, by the President of India.
  • In 1991, he received the International Maritime prize from the IMO for his contribution to their work and objectives. In 2005 he was awarded the 2004 Lal bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration and Management Sciences by the then President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
  • C.P. Srivastava, was a U.P. cadre’s officer of the Indian Administrative Service and was Joint Secretary to Lal Bahadur Shastri when he was the Prime Minister from 1964 to 1966.
  • C.P. Srivastava was born on 8 July 1920 and was educated in Lucknow, India (BA, MA, LLB). He started his career as a civil servant in India, serving as the district administrator in Meerut and Lucknow, and then went on to the post of Joint Secretary to the Indian Prime Minister's office of the late Lal Bahadur Shastri from 1964-1966.
  • He became the first chief executive of the Shipping Corporation of India and in 1974 was elected to serve as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a United Nations agency based in London, serving successive four-year terms as Secretary-General from 1974 to 1989. 
  • He has played a pivotal role in the establishment of the International Maritime Academy in Italy, and the International Maritime Law Institute in Malta.
  • He was also the Founding Father and the first Chancellor of World Maritime University which was founded in 1983 to address a pressing need for maritime professionals in the developing world. 
  • In 1987 he was named an honorary graduate by the University of Wales. 
  • In 1990, in recognition of his service and contribution to world shipping, he was conferred, by Queen Elizabeth II of the United kingdom, the title of Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

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