Bureaucrat And Writer Narendra Luther Passes Away
Noted bureaucrat and historian Narendra Luther passed away today after a prolonged battle with various age-related illnesses.
Hyderabad | 19th January 2021
Writer, historian, columnist and former Chief Secretary of united Andhra Pradesh Narendra Luther passed away in Hyderabad today.
The 89-year-old, who had reportedly been fighting various age-related ailments for some time now, is survived by his wife Bindi, son Rahul and daughter Sandhya.
His funeral was held at the Vaikunta Mahaprasthanam in Hyderabad's Whisper Valley at four this evening.
Born on March 23, 1932, in Hoshiarpur, in Punjab, Luther was a prolific writer.
He also donned many other hats, and was known as a historian, columnist, translator, documentary maker, biographer, and bureaucrat.
He became an IAS officer in Andhra Pradesh in 1955, and later served as the chief secretary of the state.
The writer was also the chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) for some years, and was an active member of Hyderabad's Save the Rocks society.
Many eminent personalities took to social media to mourn his demise.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao also expressed his grief at Luther's passing.
The CM praised the erstwhile CS for his services to undivided Andhra Pradesh and his contribution to the fields of history and culture.
KCR also conveyed his condolences to the members of the bereaved family.
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