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|Radhakrishna Lutchmana Padayachie|
|Minister of Public Service and Administration|
24 October 2011 – 5 May 2012
|Preceded by||Richard Baloyi|
|Succeeded by||Lindiwe Sisulu|
|Minister of Communications (South Africa)|
1 November 2010 – 24 October 2011
|Preceded by||Siphiwe Nyanda|
|Succeeded by||Dina Pule|
|Born||1 May 1950|
|Died||5 May 2012(aged 62)|
|Alma mater||University of Durban-Westville
University of London
He died in the early hours of 5 May 2012 in an Ethiopian hotel room, while on an official visit to that country.
He joined the African National Congress (ANC) in (1972) and served as Executive Member of the Natal Indian Congress. He also served in the economics desk of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal and as deputy head of local government portfolio and also a consultant to UNICEF, UNESCO and the World Bank.
Radhakrishna obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Durban-Westville, Master of Science degree from the University of London and second year readings in law from the University of South Africa.
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