Famous Indian Diplomats

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Shashi Tharoor
(Writer, Politician, Diplomat)
Shashi Tharoor
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Birthdate: March 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London

Born in London, to an Indian couple, Shashi Tharoor is known for his award-winning books such as the The Great Indian Novel and his over-the-top English vocabulary. Tharoor is also a Congress MP. He made headlines when his wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a luxury hotel.

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K. R. Narayanan
(President of India)
K. R. Narayanan
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Birthdate: October 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Uzhavoor
Died: November 9, 2005

Born to a modest Ayurveda practitioner in a Kerala village, K. R. Narayanan initially dabbled in journalism and then studied political science at LSE. He later served as the president of India, becoming the first Dalit to achieve the feat. He had also been an ambassador to the U.S. and China.

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Mohammad Hamid Ansari
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Birthdate: April 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kolkata
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V. K. Krishna Menon
(Indian Academic, Politician, and Union Minister for Defence From 1957 to 1962)
V. K. Krishna Menon
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Birthdate: May 3, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Died: October 6, 1974
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
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Birthdate: January 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
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Shivshankar Menon
(4th National Security Advisor of India, 27th Foreign Secretary of India)
Shivshankar Menon
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Birthdate: July 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Nirupama Rao
(Indian Ambassador to the United States of America)
Nirupama Rao
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Birthdate: December 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malappuram, Kerala, India
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B. N. Rau
(Indian Civil Servant, Jurist, Diplomat and Statesman Known for His Key Role in Drafting the 'Constitution of India')
B. N. Rau
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Birthdate: February 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Died: November 30, 1953

Indian civil servant and jurist B. N. Rau was one of the persons behind the drafting of the constitutions of India and Burma. He also served as a judge of the Bengal High Court and the Court of International Justice. He was also the Indian representative to the UN and was eventually knighted.

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Man Singh II
(Polo player, Diplomat)
Man Singh II
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Birthdate: August 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thikana of Isarda, India
Died: June 24, 1970
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M.C. Chagla
(Indian Jurist and 5th Minister of External Affairs (1966 - 1967) )
M.C. Chagla
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Birthdate: September 30, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: February 9, 1981

Born into an affluent family, M.C. Chagla received an elite education at Oxford. He began his legal career with the Bombay High Court. He had also been part of the Muslim League and had worked under the aegis of Mohammed Ali Jinnah. He had been a minister of education and external affairs, too.

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K. M. Panikkar
(Indian Statesman and Diplomat)
K. M. Panikkar
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Birthdate: June 3, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Travancore, Kerala, India
Died: December 10, 1963

Born in British India, K. M. Panikkar was educated at Oxford. Apart from teaching at the University of Calcutta and the Aligarh Muslim University, he also worked with Hindustan Times as a journalist. A diplomat in his later life, he had also been an ambassador to China, France, and Egypt.

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William Hay Macnaghten
(Civil servant)
William Hay Macnaghten
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Birthdate: August 24, 1793
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: December 23, 1841
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Ausaf Sayeed
(Diplomat)
Ausaf Sayeed
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Birthdate: September 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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Binay Ranjan Sen
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Birthdate: January 1, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dibrugarh, India
Died: June 12, 1993
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Prem Bhatia
(Indian Diplomat and Journalist)
Prem Bhatia
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Birthdate: August 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: India
Died: May 8, 1995

Prem Bhatia was an Indian diplomat and journalist. One of the most influential journalists of his time, Bhatia traveled the world with Jawaharlal Nehru and worked as the political editor of The Statesman. Over the course of his career, Prem Bhatia also edited other popular publications like The Indian Express, The Times of India, and The Tribune.