M. M. Rajendran
|Governor of Odisha|
15 November 1999 – 17 November 2004
|Preceded by||C. Rangarajan|
|Succeeded by||Rameshwar Thakur|
|Born||12 April 1935|
Andhra Pradesh, India
|Alma mater||University of Madras|
Shri M. M. Rajendran (born 12 April 1935 in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh), was top of his 1957 IAS batch and later became Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu and Governor of Odisha from 15 November 1999 to 17 November 2004. Earlier he was a member of the UNICEF executive board and vice chairman of its program committee at New York. He is a CSI (Church of South India) Christian, who was considered by the Tamil Nadu-based Samuga Samatuva Padai Party for the post of the President of India.
He was instrumental in getting shelters built all along the coastal areas and emergency procedures put in place when he was Governor of Odisha (1999 - 2004). With the help of many organizations (German Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Ramakrishna Mission and many more) and with all his experience in administration, thousands of lives were saved when Cyclone Fani made landfall on May 3, 2019.
Recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Award for Lifetime Achievement 2019 from the Gandhi World Foundation celebrating 150 years of the Mahatma.
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SHRI M. M. RAJENDRAN
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NAME OF THE GOVERNORS OF Odisha
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