Dehradun: Former chief secretary and the first information commissioner of Uttarakhand Raghunandan Singh Tolia died today after a prolonged battle with cancer.
He was 71.
Tolia breathed his last at a private hospital here at 4 AM, family members said.
Condoling his death, Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul described him as a scholarly person and an efficient administrative officer.
Chief Minister Harish Rawat said he was a soft spoken person and efficient administrator who was sensitive to the issues faced by the Himalayan region.