District collector, U. Sagayam, Honest IAS officer, he learnt honesty on his mother’s knees.

“District collector, U. Sagayam of Madurai, Tamil Nadu – By refusing to take bribes, the Madurai collector has earned 18 transfers in 20 years, a modest house and bank balance and lots of respect” Three years ago, as district collector of Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, U. Sagayam voluntarily declared his assets: a bank balance of Rs 7,172 and a house in Madurai worth Rs 9 lakh. Once, when his baby daughter, Yalini, who had breathing problems,…

"District collector, U. Sagayam, Honest IAS officer, he learnt honesty on his mother’s knees."