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Tirlok Chaturvedi
9th Governor of Karnataka
In office
21 August 2002 – 20 August 2007
Preceded byV. S. Ramadevi
Succeeded byRameshwar Thakur
Personal details
Tirlok Nath Chaturvedi

12 January 1928
Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, British Raj
Died5 January 2020(2020-01-05) (aged 91)
Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
AwardsPadma Vibhushan

Tirlok Nath Chaturvedi (12 January 1928 - 5 January 2020), was a member of the 1950 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). He held several important positions in the Government of Rajasthan and the Government of India including Collector of Ajmer, Chief Commissioner, Chandigarh, Chief Secretary, Delhi Administration, Joint Director and Director, LBSNAA, Mussoorie, Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration. He was Secretary, Ministry of Education and Culture and served as Home Secretary, Government of India. He was the 9th Governor of Karnataka and served from 2002 to 2007.

After retirement from the IAS, Chaturvedi held the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India from 1984 to 1989. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1991.[1] He became Governor of Karnataka on 21 August 2002. He was also the Governor of Kerala from 25 February 2004, following the death of Sikander Bakht, until June 2004, when he was replaced by a newly appointed governor. Chaturvedi gained wide recognition for his role as Karnataka Governor. He was succeeded as governor by Rameshwar Thakur on 21 August 2007.

He was a prospective contender for the post of President of India in 2017.[2]

On 5 January 2020, Chaturvedi died at Kailash Hospital in Noida at age 91.[3]


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  2. ^ "News Headlines, Breaking News, Election 2019 News, Today News, English News - Hindustan Times". Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Ex-Karnataka governor TN Chaturvedi passes away". The Times of India. 7 January 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
Political offices Preceded byV. S. Ramadevi Governor of Karnataka 2002 – 2007 Succeeded byRameshwar Thakur Preceded bySikander Bakht Governor of Kerala 25 February 2004 - 23 June 2004 Succeeded byR. L. Bhatia