In his condolence message, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called Alexander as one of the most outstanding civil servants and said: “it is indeed rare to come across a public servant with the qualities of the head and heart that Dr Alexander possessed”.
Born in Kerala on
March 20, 1921, Alexander was a Rajya Sabha member from 2002-2008 and was a contender for the post of President of India, but wave went in favour of APJ Abdul Kalam. He also served as governor of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Alexander also served as Indian High Commissioner in
and held senior posts in the UN Civil Service for 10 years. London
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