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Gauri Shankar
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Biography

Gauri Shankar Gupta

Born in small town of AJITGARH in the State of Rajasthan, India on July 15, 1956, Gupta spent his childhood in a rural milieu. He did well in his academic career and was awarded several gold medals and scholarships. After completion of Masters in Management, Gupta served in banking sector for three years before joining Indian Diplomatic Service in 1981.

 

As part of his diplomatic assignments, Gupta served in Indian Missions in Belgium, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Mexico, France and the Philippines in different capacities. In France he also served as Deputy Permanent Delegate of India to UNESCO and as an Alternate Member of the UNESCO’s Executive Board. Subsequently he served as India’s ambassador to Mongolia, Hungary and Bosnia & Herzegovina and as High Commissioner of India to Trinidad and Tobago, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada and Montserrat.

 

Gupta is a writer and a poet. His books include Mongolia: The Land of Blue Skies, Droplets and Chand Lamhe, the last two being on poetry. His fourth book Unraveling Mysteries of Life – Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom published in 2012, is based on extensive research on fundamental issues of human life both from the perspective of modern science and the ancient wisdom. The book has received excellent reviews around the world and has been translated and published in Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Hindi, Spanish and Bhasha Indonesia. Publication of this book in some other languages is also underway.

 

Gupta has also contributed many articles on foreign policy and spiritual issues. His latest articles include Science and Spirituality, Swami Vivekananda and Religious Harmony and Defining God – A Vedic Interpretation published by the World Congress of Faiths in their journal ‘Interreligious Insight’ Vedic Knowledge World Peace and Sustainable Development published elsewhere. Gupta has presided over a large number of academic conferences and seminars and has participated in many international conferences. On September this year Gupta will be making an opening address at an international conference on ‘Spirituality and Economic Development’ at The Art Institute of Chicago, US. Some of his talks and speeches are available at YouTube – gaurishankargupta100 and at his web page ‘gaurishankargupta.com’. Gupta has travelled widely to over 90 countries. He speaks Hindi, English, French and Spanish.

 

The following international honours have been bestowed on Mr. Gupta:

 

  1. Ambassador of the Club of Budapest.

  2. Amicus Curiae Medallion by the President of the Curia, Hungary.

  3. Hungarian Government offered to confer Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary (Civil Division).

  4. Kabir Samman by Adharsila World Hindi Meet 2013.

  5. Silver Star of Peace by the Mongolian Foundation for Peace & Friendship.

  6. Award for Selfless Service by Inter-religious Organization of Trinidad and Tobago.

 

A complete list of Publications and participation in Conferences / TV interviews is also available.