Famous Diplomats from India

List of notable or famous diplomats from India, with bios and photos, including the top diplomats born in India and even some popular diplomats who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian diplomats then this list is the perfect resource for you. These diplomats are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known diplomat from India is included when available.

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  • Abid Hasan
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    Abid Hasan

    Abid Hasan Safrani, IFS, born Zain-al-Abdin Hasan, was an officer of the Indian National Army (INA) and later, after 1947, an Indian diplomat.Born to an anti-colonialist family in Hyderabad, Abid Hasan was brought-up in India and later went to Germany to train as an engineer. It was while he was a student in Germany during World War II that Abid Hasan met Subhas Chandra Bose and decided to join the Indische Legion. Hasan would later serve as Bose's personal secretary and interpreter while Bose was in Germany. Hasan also sailed with Bose in the German U-Boat U-180 in 1943 on Bose's voyage to South East Asia. Over the course of the reformation of the INA and its campaigns in the south east ...more
    • Birthplace: India
  • Agha Hilaly
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    Agha Hilaly (1911 – 6 February 2001) (Urdu: آغا هلالی‎) was one of Pakistan's senior most diplomats who held several high offices in the Government of Pakistan, including Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States from 21 October 1966 to 20 October 1971.
    • Age: Dec. at 90 (1911-2001)
    • Birthplace: Bangalore, India
  • Ali Yavar Jung
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    Ali Yavar Jung

    Nawab Ali Yavar Jung Bahadur (February 1906 – 11 December 1976) was an eminent Indian diplomat. He was governor of the Indian state of Maharashtra from 1971 to 1976.
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1906-1976)
    • Birthplace: India
  • Atul Khare
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    Atul Khare

    Atul Khare (born in 1959) is a 1984 batch Indian Foreign Service officer and the current Under-Secretary General for the United Nations Department of Field Support.
    • Age: 64
  • Gurdial Singh Dhillon
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    Dr. Gurdial Singh Dhillon (6 August 1915 – 23 March 1992) was a Punjabi politician in the Indian National Congress party. He was President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (1973–76) and Indian High Commissioner to Canada (1980–82).
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1915-1992)
    • Birthplace: India
  • Ikbal Ali Shah
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    Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah (Hindi: सरदार इक़बाल अली शाह, Urdu: سردار اقبال علی شاہ‎, born 1894 in Sardhana, India, died 4 November 1969 in Tangier, Morocco) was an Indian-Afghan author and diplomat descended from the Sadaat of Paghman. Educated in India, he came to Britain as a young man to continue his education in Edinburgh, where he married a young Scotswoman. Travelling widely, Ikbal Ali Shah undertook assignments for the British Foreign Office and became a publicist for a number of Eastern statesmen, penning biographies of Kemal Atatürk, the Aga Khan and others. His other writing includes lighter works such as travel narratives and tales of adventure, as well as more serious works on ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1894-1969)
    • Birthplace: Sardhana, India