Narasimhiah Seshagiri
OccupationComputer scientist
Known forNational Informatics Centre
AwardsPadma Bhushan

Narasimhiah Seshagiri (born 1941) was an Indian computer scientist, writer and a former director-general of the National Informatics Centre,[1][2] an apex organization of the Government of India, handling its e-governance applications.[3] He was a member of the Y2K Action Force of the Government, formed to combat the 9999 computer bug.[4] He is credited with many publications which included The bomb! : fallout of India's nuclear explosion[5] and Information systems for economies in transition.[6] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 2005, for his contributions to science and technology.[7]

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  1. ^ "ANALYSIS-India infotech sector above politics". India Network. 20 April 1999. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ "10 from State figure in Padma awards list". The Hindu. 26 January 2005. Retrieved 4 June 2016.[dead link]
  3. ^ "About Us". National Informatics Centre. 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Asia unharmed by Sept. 9 bug". Jawawa. 10 September 1999. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  5. ^ Seshagiri, N. (Narasimhiah) (1975). The bomb! : fallout of India's nuclear explosion. Vikas Publishing House. p. 147. ISBN 0706903439.
  6. ^ N. Seshagiri, J. Salmona, I. P. David (Editors) (1996). Information systems for economies in transition. National Informatics Centre. p. 449. ISBN 0074633643. ((cite book)): |author= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.