Former state election commissioner Neela Satyanarayan passed away on Thursday. She was 71 years old and breathed her last at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai. The 1972 batch IAS officer was admitted to the hospital after she was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Neela Satyanarayan born on February 5, 1949 was an additional Chief Secretary of Revenue department and post-retirement, in 2009, she was made the state election commissioner.She retired on July 5, 2014.
Satyanarayan had made his mark in the field of literature as well as administrative service. She wrote about 150 poems. She had also composed music for some Marathi and Hindi films.
Several political leaders took to Twitter to pay their tribute:
Deeply saddened by the news of the demise of First Woman State Election Commissioner of Maharashtra Smt. Neela Satyanarayan. May she rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers with the family. 💐 pic.twitter.com/3aNCL9NlEN— Anil Parab (@advanilparab) July 16, 2020
राज्याच्या पहिल्या महिला निवडणूक आयुक्त नीला सत्यनारायण यांचे निधन झाले.त्या कर्तव्यदक्ष अधिकारी होत्या याशिवाय एक संवेदनशील कवयत्री देखील होत्या.त्यांना भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजली. pic.twitter.com/Wa2eEIS08f— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) July 16, 2020