The Hush Post: TSR Subramanian the former cabinet secretary passed away today morning. He was 79. His cremation will take place at 5:30 pm at the Lodhi Road crematorium, New Delhi. TSR served as cabinet secretary from August 1996 to March 1998.
Offering condolences of his death, the defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, he was a very affable man, full of ideas and energy. In many a debate on TV channels, shared thoughts with him. Condolences to his family and his fraternity.”
The IAS associations fraternity tweeted, “Extremely shocked to hear the sad news of the demise of TSR Subramanian. He was the tallest amongst all and is a big loss for the IAS fraternity and the nation. Deepest condolences to all family members. We hope and pray that your ideas and thoughts will continue to guide us.”
TSR Subramanium was born to a middle-class family in Tamil Nadu and spent his childhood in Thanjavur. Subramanian did masters degree from Calcutta University. He also has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.
He has authored three books — India at Turning Point: The Road to Good Governance, GoverMint In India: An inside View and Journeys Through Babudom and Netaland: Governance in India.