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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

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]

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.