India’s former Ambassador to Nepal Bimal Prasad dead


India’s former Ambassador to Nepal Bimal Prasad on 4 November 2015 passed away in New Delhi. He was 92.

Prasad, who was also a close aide of Jayaprakash Narayan, worked as professor of history at University of Patna. He also taught South Asian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Later, he served as the dean of School of International Studies.

After retirement, Prasad was appointed ambassador to Nepal by Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar.

The former ambassador had also authored a number of books on Jayaprakash Narayan’s philosophy and life including Socialism, Sarvodaya and Democracy, Gandhi, Nehru and JP, Studies in Leadership and A Revolutionary’s Quest.

Prasad completed his graduation from Patna University. He attended Columbia University as a Fulbright Scholar and completed his PhD on the Origins of India’s Foreign Policy. He was Senior Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds.