T. K. A. Nair

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Thottuvelil Krishna Pillai Ayappan Nair (born in 1941)[1] is an Indian bureaucrat who currently serves as Adviser to the Prime Minister of India[2] with the rank of the Minister of State. He is a 1963 batch Indian Administrative Service officer from Punjab Cadre.[1]

He also presently serves as Member of Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation and Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development.

Early life and education[edit]

Nair was born in Ayroor, Kerala to Krishna Pillai and Bharathy Amma.[3] He graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry.[3]


He served as the Chief Secretary of Punjab.[3] He later served as Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office during the terms of Prime Ministers' I. K. Gujral and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.[1] He went to serve as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.[4]

Awards and honours[edit]

Year of Award or Honor Name of Award or Honor Awarding organization Ref.
2011 Excellence in Bureaucratic Service World Malayalee Council. [5]
2010 Mar Gregorios Award Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios Foundation. [6]
2010 A.K. Nair Memorial Award A.K. Nair Memorial Endowment Committee and North Malabar Chamber of Commerce. [7]
2009 K.P.S. Menon Memorial Award Sri Chettur Sankaran Nair Trust. [8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "All the PM's men : A profile of his A-team - TKA Nair, PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, The team builder". India Today. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "List of Officers of the Prime Minister's Office of India". India: Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  3. ^ a b c "T.K.A. Nair has his roots in Kerala". The Hindu. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The PMO: Malayali mind and Punjabi body". India: Tehelka. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  5. ^ "World Malayalee Council announces 2010 awards". The New Indian Express. Retrieved February 2, 2012 (2012-14-02). 
  6. ^ "Mar Gregorios award presented to T.K.A. Nair". The Hindu. Retrieved February 2, 2012 (2012-14-02). 
  7. ^ "Vice-President Hamid Ansari presents the A.K. Nair Memorial Award to T.K.A. Nair". The Hindu. Retrieved February 2, 2012 (2012-14-02). 
  8. ^ "K.P.S. Menon Memorial Award to T.K.A. Nair". The Hindu. Retrieved February 2, 2012 (2012-14-02). 
  9. ^ "K.P.S. Menon Memorial Award for T.K.A. Nair". The Hindu. Retrieved February 2, 2012 (2012-14-02). 

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