Indian envoy to Italy dies
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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.

PTI


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


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