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Ram Pradhan, who played major role in Assam Accord and Mizo Peace Accord, dies

Former Union home secretary Ram Pradhan, who played a major role in signing of the Assam Accord and Mizoram Peace Accord, passed away in Mumbai due to age-related ailments on July 31.

The 92-year-old veteran IAS officer is survived by his wife and three children, family sources said.

Pradhan also served as governor of Arunachal Pradesh during Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure as prime minister.

“Saddened to know about the demise of former Union home secretary and governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Ram Pradhan. He played a major role in the signing of the Assam Accord & the Mizo Accord. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace. My heartfelt condolences to his family,” tweeted Praful Patel, former minister and MP from Maharashtra.

In the last few years, Pradhan served as a trustee of the YB Chavan Pratisthan in Mumbai.

He also headed a two-member committee set up in December 2008 to probe the security forces’ response to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

In 1998, Pradhan was the Congress’ candidate from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha biennial elections.


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