T. V. Rajeswar
T. V. Rajeshwar paying floral tributes at the Kranti Memorial at Meerat, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 150th year of Indian Rebellion of 1857 in Meerut (UP) on 6 May 2007.
Governor of Uttar Pradesh
In office
8 July 2004 — 27 July 2009
13th Governor of West Bengal
In office
2 March 1989 – 6 February 1990
Preceded bySaiyid Nurul Hasan
Succeeded bySaiyid Nurul Hasan
Governor of Sikkim
In office
November 1985 — March 1989
Lieutenant Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
In office
10 August 1983 – 21 November 1985
Director of Intelligence Bureau
In office
February 1980 — August 1983
Personal details
Born(1926-08-28)28 August 1926
Thangavelu Rajeswar Mudaliar, Gurusamipalayam, Salem district, Madras Presidency, British Raj
Died14 January 2018(2018-01-14) (aged 91)
New Delhi, India
  • T. Marimuthu Mudaliyar[1] (father)

T. V. Rajeswar (28 August 1926 in Salem, Tamil Nadu – 14 January 2018 in New Delhi)[2] was an Indian Police Service officer, an Intelligence Bureau chief and a Governor of Sikkim, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2012. He died on 14 January 2018.[3]


He was born to Gurusamipalayam weaver Marimuthu Mudaliar in Rasipuram Taluka of old Salem district. He completed his primary education at Gurusamipalayam Sengunthar Mahajana School and later obtained his Master's degree in Economics from Presidency College, Madras University.

He passed the Indian Police Service (IPS) examination in 1949. The Government of India then ordered him to serve as Superintendent of Police (SP) for Nizamabad, Raichur and Guntur districts in Hyderabad. He then served as the Deputy Commissioner of Hyderabad for many years.[4][5]

He was Lt. Governor of Arunachal Pradesh from August 1983 to November 1985. From November 1985 to March 1989 he served as Governor of Sikkim. He was Governor of West Bengal from 20 March 1989 to 7 February 1990 and Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 8 July 2004 to 27 July 2009.[6]

He has a daughter and a son. His daughter Sujatha is a former IFS officer, Indian Ambassador to Germany and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs of India.


  1. ^ Gurusa Seithi Malar. Gurusamipalayam Sengundhar Mahajana Higher secondaryschool. January 2021.
  2. ^ "T.V Rajeswar (1926-2018): Officer who reported Emergency excesses but won Indira Gandhi's trust". The Indian Express. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards". pib. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Shri T.V. Rajeswar". Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha website.
  5. ^ Gurusa Seithi Malar. Gurusamipalayam Sengundhar Mahajana Higher secondaryschool. January 2021.
  6. ^ "Shri T.V. Rajeswar". Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha website. Archived from the original on 21 May 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
Government offices Preceded byS. N. Mathur Director of the Intelligence Bureau February 1980–August 1983 Succeeded byR. K. Kapoor