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Chandrika Prasad Srivastava Padma Vibhushan Awarded In 2009

 
Chandrika Prasad Srivastava

Chandrika Prasad Srivastava

Award Name : Padma Vibhushan

Year of Award : 2009

Award for : Civil Service

Location : Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

Chandrika Prasad Srivastava was a retired Indian civil servant, international administrator and diplomat. He was born on July 8, 1920 in Lucknow, India. He started his career as a civil servant in India, entering the Indian Administrative Service, becoming a Joint Secretary to the Indian Prime Minister's office from 1964â??1966, during the premiership of Lal Bahadur Shastri. C.P. Srivastava became the first chief executive of the Shipping Corporation of India and in 1974 was elected to serve as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a United Nations agency based in London, serving successive four-year terms as Secretary-General from 1974 to 1989. During this time he played a pioneering role in the establishment of the International Maritime Academy in Italy, and the International Maritime Law Institute in Malta. He was also the first Chancellor of the Sweden-based World Maritime University which was founded in 1983 to address a pressing need for maritime professionals in the developing world. In 2005 he received the 2004 Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration and Management Sciences by the then President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, by the President of India. 

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