Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan

Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan
Born (1934-04-15)15 April 1934
Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India
Died 11 July 2017(2017-07-11) (aged 83)
Occupation Forensic expert
Known for investigation of the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi
Awards Padma Bhushan

Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan (15 April 1934 – 11 July 2017) was an Indian forensic expert, writer and a former director of the Department of Forensics Sciences of the Government of Tamil Nadu.[1] He was best known for his contributions in the investigations in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.[2][3]

Born on 15 April 1934[4] at Nagapattinam, a coastal town in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Chandra Sekharan secured his graduate and post-graduate degrees from Annamalai University and did doctoral research to obtain a PhD in forensic science from the University of Madras in 1986. He is the president of the Forensics International and has published several articles on the subject of forensics, including Studies on certain forensic aspects of skull identification and individualization,[5] and Forensic science--as is what is[6] and a monograph, Lip forensics : forensic cheiloscopy for crime investigation and criminal identification : labial structure for personal appearance identification and personal identification.[7] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 2000, for his contributions to society.[8] He was married to Evelyn and the couple had a daughter, Meena.

Chandra Sekharan died on 11 July 2017, following a brief illness.[9]

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References

  1. "Assassin wore bomb strapped to her waist". The Baltimore Sun. 24 May 1991. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  2. "Human Bomb -- How Assassin Killed Gandhi - And Herself". The Seattle Times. 24 May 1991. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  3. "Assassin Greeted Gandhi With a Bomb on Her Back". Los Angeles Times. 24 May 1991. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  4. P. Chandra Sekharan (1986). "Studies on certain forensic aspects of skull identification and individualization". ResearchGate.
  5. Chandra Sekharan P. , Damodaran C (1987). "Forensic science--as is what is". Forensic Science Society of India: 392.
  6. P. Chandra Sekharan (2011). Lip forensics : forensic cheiloscopy for crime investigation and criminal identification : labial structure for personal appearance identification and personal identification. Anand Publications. p. 144. ISBN 9788184657173.
  7. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  8. "Forensic expert Prof P Chandra Sekharan passes away". India Today. 11 July 2017.
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