Former Indian Ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra passes away

Jul 10, 2017 13:26 IST

Naresh Chandra, former Indian Ambassador to the United States, passed away on 9 July 2017 following a brief illness. He was 82.

Chandra served as the Indian Ambassador to the United States from 1996 to 2001.

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About Naresh Chandra
Chandra was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh and obtained his graduation degree and M.Sc. (Math) degree from the Allahabad University.

He joined the Indian Administrative Service in May 1956 and till 1964, he served in different capacities in various districts of Rajasthan.

He was also an Adviser to the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir in 1986 for a period of 8 months.

Chandra had served as the Cabinet Secretary from 1990 to 1992.

As the Indian Ambassador to the United States from 1996 to 2001, Chandra represented India in the US during the turbulent time after 1998 nuclear test.

He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civil awards, in 2007.

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