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Former Indian Ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra dies

Ambassador Chandra was awarded India’s second highest civil awards, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2007. (File photo)

Ambassador Chandra was awarded India’s second highest civil awards, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2007. (File photo)

NEW DELHI ( PTI),| JUL 10, 2017 – Former Indian Ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra died at a hospital in Goa today. He was 82.
He passed away around 10 PM due to multiple organ failure at Manipal Hospitals in Goa, a hospital official said.
His office confirmed that Chandra was admitted to the hospital on Friday.
“He was admitted to the hospital on Friday evening with complaints of fever and vomiting,” said Dr. Shekhar Salkar, head of Clinical Services at Manipal Hospital, and added that Mr. Chandra had been a diabetic and had suffered a cardiac arrest. He said that the writer Dr. Maria Couto from Aldona (North Goa) had referred the ailing Mr. Chandra for treatment.
Chandra had served as the Cabinet Secretary from 1990-92 and was the Indian Ambassador to the US from 1996 to 2001.


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