T.N Seshan's mortal remains consigned to flames

Former Chief Election Commissioner T.N Seshan, who pioneered far reaching electoral reforms in the country and edged out money and muscle power from the poll arena, was cremated in Chennai on Monday.

Seshan, who helmed the Election Commission for six long years between 1990 and 1996, was cremated at the Besant Nagar electric crematorium after a host of leaders and well wishers paid floral tributes at his Alwarpet residence.

He was 86 and died following a cardiac arrest on Sunday.

After family members performed the last rites, Seshan's mortal remains were consigned to flames with close relatives and well wishers in attendance.