R. K. Trivedi

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R. K. Trivedi
Governor of Gujarat
In office
26 February 1986 – 2 May 1990
Preceded by Braj Kumar Nehru
Succeeded by Mahipal Shastri
Chief Election Commissioner of India
In office
18 June 1982 – 31 December 1985
Preceded by S. L. Shakdhar
Succeeded by R. V. S. Peri Sastri
Personal details
Nationality  Indian

Ram Krishna Trivedi (January 1, 1921 – November 19, 2015) was an Indian politician who was Governor of Gujarat from February 26, 1986 to May 2, 1990.[1] Trivedi also served as Chief Election Commissioner of India from June 18, 1982 to December 31, 1985. He was a recipient of the third highest Indian civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan.[2]

He was the first to introduce voter id cards in Indian Elections. He died in Lucknow in 2015.


  1. ^ "Eminent bureaucrat RK Trivedi no more". Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 

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