New Delhi, Sep 19 (UNI) Former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi P K Dave died in hospital here last night following a brief illness.
He was 83 and leaves behind his wife, two sons and a daughter, according to his family members.
A graduate of Science College, Nagpur, Dave belonged to the first batch of the IAS which oversaw the partition.
An able administrator, Dave held a number of key positions during his illustrious career. He was the Chief Secretary in Jammu and Kashmir from 1967 to 1971, and Petroleum Secretary till 1976. He then went on to become Advisor to the Governor of Tamil Nadu from 1976 to 1977 and Ambassador to Brussels from 1977 to 1981.
Dave served as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi for a period of five years from 1992 to 97.Deeply committed to the cause of Delhi, he took on the mantle of CEO of 'Common Cause' through which he worked hard to make Delhi a better city to live in.
In 2004, he was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to the Petrotech industry.
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