Unraveling Mysteries of Life Author: Gauri Shankar Gupta

H.E. Gauri Shankar Gupta

Gauri Shankar Gupta was born in Ajitgarh, a small village in Rajasthan, India. He spent his childhood in rural milieu and did his Masters in Business Management. Gupta is a recipient of many gold medals and awards for excellence during his academic career. He is also member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

After serving in private sector for three years, he joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1981. Since then, he has served in various capacities in Belgium, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Mexico, France and the Philippines. During his assignment in France he was Alternate-Member of the Executive Board of UNESCO. Gupta was India’s Ambassador to Mongolia from June 2003 to September 2006. Subsequently, he was Head of Administration in the Ministry of External Affairs of India from October 2006 to February 2010. Presently, he is serving as India’s Ambassador to Hungary and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

His book “Mongolia: The Land of Blue Skies” was published by Roli Books, India in December 2007. Subsequently, two of his poetry books “Droplets”and “Chand Lamhe”were published by Star Publications, New Delhi in 2008 and 2010. Gupta has also contributed many articles on foreign policy and related issues and has presided over several conferences on a variety of subjects. A fluent speaker of French and Spanish, Gauri Shankar Gupta has travelled widely to over 70 countries around the world.