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Indian Ambassador to Tajikistan passes away

Biraja Prasad, who was posted recently as Ambassador to Tajikistan, passed away on Saturday following a massive cardiac arrest.

Mr. Prasad, who belonged to Odisha, suffered a heart attack during sleep, family sources said here. Prasad, a career diplomat, had joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1998. He had held different diplomatic assignments such as third secretary and then second secretary (Political) in Embassy of India, Moscow (Russian Federation) from 2000 to 2002 and Second Secretary (Political and Commercial).

He had also served as under secretary (Russia) in the Ministry of External Affairs , New Delhi, from 2004 to 2005 and under secretary (Europe West) from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Prasad had joined the Embassy of India, Madrid, in September 2011 and held the position of Deputy Chief of Mission, said Bishnupada Sethi, a senior Odisha-cadre IAS officer and Mr. Prasad’s brother-in-law. The diplomat had Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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