13th Sept 2019- Former bureaucrat of India & father of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, B N Yugandhar died today. He was 82.
Yugandhar had served in the Prime Ministers Office during late PV Narasimha Raos regime and also as director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration at Mussorie.
He died in the afternoon, sources close to him said. Yugandhar had not been keeping well for some time now, they said.
His wife predeceased him and Satya Nadella is their only child, the sources said.
Yugandhar, a 1962 batch IAS officer, had also served as secretary in Union Rural Development Ministry.
As a member of the erstwhile Planning Commission, he was instrumental in getting an entire chapter on disability issues included in the Plan, official sources said.
Condoling Yugandhars death, Telangana chief secretary SK Joshi said that “He (Yugandhar) was the doyen of IAS officers and a jewel in the crown of civil services officers.”
Recalling his association with Yugandhar, former union home secretary K Padmanabhaiah said, “He (Yugandhar) was a committed and brilliant officer. He used to inspire young IAS officers. He had Left-oriented ideas. It is a loss for all of us.”
President of Telangana IAS officers Association BP Acharya condoled the death of the illustrious civil servant.
“He (Yugandhar) is a role model for the young officers to emulate in terms of his contributions to the field of rural development. May his ‘atma’ (soul) attain ‘sadgati’ (salvation), he said in a statement.