Former Cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian passed away this morning, officials said. He was 79. The cause of death and other details were immediately not known. Subramanian was the Cabinet secretary from August 1, 1996, to March 31, 1998.
Extremely shocked to hear the sad news of the demise of T S R 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, the IAS association said in a tweet.
His cremation will take place at the Lodhi Road crematorium here at 5.30 pm, the association said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences, saying he had left his mark with his writings and interventions on public causes.
“Shri TSR Subramanian distinguished himself as an outstanding civil servant. He also left a mark with his prolific writings and interventions on important public causes. Saddened by his demise. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” the PM tweeted.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State (MoS) for Personnel Jitendra Singh and other senior IAS officers have condoled his death.
“Former Cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian is no more. Saddened by the news. He was affable, full of ideas and energetic. In many a debate on TV channels, shared thoughts with him. Condolences to his family and his fraternity,” she said.
MoS Jitendra Singh said, “Saddened by news of the demise of former Cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian. My condolences to the entire IAS fraternity and his family.”
(With inputs from PTI)