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E.S.L.Narasimhan Biography

Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan, born in 1946 is an Indian politician and governor of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh since December 2009. Before holding his current office, he was director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) till 2006 and the Governor of the state of Chhattisgarh from 2007 to 2010.

Mr. Narasimhan was born in Tamil Nadu and holds a degree in Physics from the University of Madras. He further went on to gain a post-graduate degree in political science and law and after completing his education at the National Defense College in New Delhi, he joined the Indian Police Service (IPS).

Narasimhan is a product of the 1968 batch of IPS from the Andhra Pradesh Cadre and served as the first secretary in the Moscow Embassy from 1981-1984. He is regarded as one of the most intelligent officers of the Indian Civil Services. He also served for many years in the Intelligence Bureau, before becoming director of the bureau in December 2006.

In January 2007, Narasimhan was appointed as the Governor of Chhattisgarh and in December 2009, tool on the additional duty as Acting Governor of Andhra Pradesh, following the resignation of N.D Tiwari the then Governor of Andhra Pradesh. In January 2010, he was formally appointed the Governor of Andhra Pradesh after leaving his office in Chhattisgarh.

Mr.Narasimhan is married to Vimala Narasimhan.