Shri Jagmohan is
certainly one of the topmost civil servants that the country has produced
in the post-Independence period. He was the youngest Lt.-Governor of Delhi
and the only one who held this prestigious office for two terms. During
his second term, the capital had the unique distinction of successfully
organising the Asiad, CHOGM and Non-aligned Conference (1982-83). Earlier,
he served with great distinction in a number of key assignments, including
that of Chief Executive of Delhi Development Authority for over seven years
and as Lt.-Governor of Goa, Daman and Diu.
Shri Jagmohan has also the rare distinction of
being nationally honoured twice by the President of India. He was awarded
Padma Shri for "making significant contribution to the formulation and
implementation of the Delhi Master Plan and for playing a pioneering role
in planning and implementation of projects". He was also awarded Padma
Bhushan for his "exceptionally meritorious services to the country".
Shri Jagmohan was also given a cultural award
by the Australian Government in 1975. In the mid-sixties, he travelled
around the world on a fellowship granted by the Indian Institute of Public
Administration, New Delhi. He also attended torso United Nations Conferences
on 'Human Settlements' in Tehran and on 'Habitat' in Vancouver.
Shri Jagmohan's published works include over 50
articles in leading newspapers and journals and three books: Rebuilding
Shahjahanabad: The Walled City of Delhi; Island of Truth; and The Challenge
of Our Cities.
Shri Jagmohan, again, is the only one who has
held the office of the Governor, Jammu and Kashmir, twice. He also formulated
and carried out the historic reform of 'Mate Vaishno Devi Shrine'. Presently,
a Member of Parliament, Shri Jagmohan is a household name in the country.