L. Shanthakumari Sunder formerly Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner, Karnataka
L. Shanthakumari Sunder completed her Masters in Zoology from Madras University and worked for a year at Lady Doak College in Madurai, Tamil Nadu before joining the IAS. She belongs to the 1974 batch alloted to the Karnataka cadre. She retired in 2009 as the Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner, Karnataka. While serving, she obtained a Masters in Social Sciences from Birmingham University, England and yet another Masters in Economics from Mysore University. She was awarded PhD in 2008 by Mysore University. She is an active Christian with a keen interest in Comparative Religion. She lives in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.