Pune: Dr. Madhav Godbole, 85, a senior IAS officer and former Union Home Secretary, died of cardiac failure at his home in Pune on Monday, said family sources. Dr. Godbole is survived by his wife Sujata Godbole, his son Rahul and daughter-in-law Dakshina, daughter Meera and son-in-law Mahesh, and grandkids.
Dr. Godbole earned his Master of Arts and PhD in Economics from the University of Mumbai, and then went on to Williams College in Massachusetts to earn his M.A. in Development Economics.
Godbole, who was the Union Home Secretary and Union Secretary, Justice when he accepted voluntary retirement in March 1993, was the author of roughly 22 books, wrote literatures, and was a regular writer for several major journals. He chaired several key government committees over his long bureaucratic career, including the Enron Power Project in Maharashtra and the management of India's international boundaries.
He also held key positions in Maharashtra, including Principal Finance Secretary and Chairman of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board, as well as at the Centre, including Secretary, Petroleum and Natural Gas Secretary, and Urban Development, as well as a five-year stint with the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines.