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India’s only Women Chief Election Commissioner Ramadevi Died at 79

Apr 18, 2013 10:04 IST

Former Governor of Karnataka, V.S. Ramadevi died in Bangalore on 17 April following a massive Cardiac Arrest. She was 79. Rama Devi also served as the Chief Election Commissioner of India. She is now survived by her son V S Rakesh, daughters V S Rekha, V S Radhika Choudhary.

About V.S. Ramadevi

• Born on 15 March 1934, she served the Election Commission of India as its only women Chief Election Commissioner from 26 November 1990 to 11 December 1990, she succeeded R. V. S. Peri Sastri and was succeeded by TN Sheshan
• She served as the governor of Himachal Pradesh 26 July 1997 to 1 December 1999
• She served as the governor of Karnataka from 2 December 1999 to 20 August 2002
Karnataka government declared a three-day state mourning as a mark of respect to the departed leader from 17 April to 19 April 2013. During this period, the National flag will fly at half mast atop all government buildings.

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