Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan

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Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan
Born(1934-04-15)15 April 1934
Died11 July 2017(2017-07-11) (aged 83)
OccupationForensic expert
Known forinvestigation of the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi
AwardsPadma Bhushan (2000)

Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan (15 April 1934 – 11 July 2017) was an Indian forensic expert, writer and a former director of the Department of Forensics Sciences of the Government of Tamil Nadu.[1] He was best known for his contributions in the investigations in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.[2][3]

Born on 15 April 1934[4] at Nagapattinam, a coastal town in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Chandra Sekharan secured his graduate and post-graduate degrees from Annamalai University and did doctoral research to obtain a PhD in forensic science from the University of Madras in 1986.[citation needed] He is the president of the Forensics International and has published several articles on the subject of forensics, including Studies on certain forensic aspects of skull identification and individualization,[5] and Forensic science--as is what is[6] and a monograph, Lip forensics : forensic cheiloscopy for crime investigation and criminal identification : labial structure for personal appearance identification and personal identification.[7] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 2000, for his contributions to society.[8] He was married to Evelyn and the couple had a daughter, Meena.[citation needed]

Chandra Sekharan died on 11 July 2017, following a brief illness.[9]

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  1. ^ "Assassin wore bomb strapped to her waist". The Baltimore Sun. 24 May 1991. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Human Bomb -- How Assassin Killed Gandhi - And Herself". The Seattle Times. 24 May 1991. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Assassin Greeted Gandhi With a Bomb on Her Back". Los Angeles Times. 24 May 1991. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  4. ^ P. Chandra Sekharan (1986). "Studies on certain forensic aspects of skull identification and individualization". ResearchGate.
  5. ^ Chandra Sekharan P. , Damodaran C (1987). "Forensic science--as is what is". Forensic Science Society of India: 392.
  6. ^ P. Chandra Sekharan (2011). Lip forensics : forensic cheiloscopy for crime investigation and criminal identification : labial structure for personal appearance identification and personal identification. Anand Publications. p. 144. ISBN 9788184657173.
  7. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Forensic expert Prof P Chandra Sekharan passes away". India Today. 11 July 2017.

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