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.
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.
What: Passed away
When: 9 July 2017
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