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Indian envoy to Italy dies

Last Updated: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 00:41

New Delhi: Indian Ambassador to Italy Arif
Mohd Khan has passed away. He was 58.

The 1974-batch IFS officer was suffering from cancer for
some time and his end came yesterday in Rome, official sources
said here today.

Prior to his posting in Italy in February 2008, the
Secretary-rank officer had served in various key positions,
including as the first head of Public Diplomacy Division of
MEA that was created four years back to explain diplomatic
activities to the domestic audience.

He had also served as spokesperson of Ministry of
External Affairs in the post of Joint Secretary (External
Publicity) besides his postings in the Indian Missions in
Paris and New York.

His untimely death was condoled by the IFS Association
which met here this evening.

The Association paid rich tributes to Khan while
recalling the wonderful memories of their association.


First Published: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 00:41

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