Chandrashekhar Dasgupta

Chandrashekhar Dasgupta
Born (1940-05-02) 2 May 1940
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Occupation Diplomat
Civil servant
Known for Indian Foreign Service
Awards Padma Bhushan

Chandrashekhar Dasgupta (born 2 May 1940) is an Indian civil servant, diplomat, writer and a former Indian ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg and China.[1] Born on 2 May 1940,[2] he entered Indian Foreign Service in 1962 and worked as a diplomat till his superannuation in 2000.[3] During this period, he served as the Indian ambassador to China (1993–1996) and Belgium and Luxemburg and the European Union(1996–2000). Prior to his postings as an ambassador, he was the high commissioner to Singapore (1981–84) and Tanzania (1984-86) and held the vice-chair of the preparatory committees of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), popularly known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.[2]

Dasgupta, an Economics honors graduate of the Delhi University and a distinguished fellow of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has delivered several keynote addresses on Climate and Climate policies.[4] He is a member of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and is a former chairperson of the China Task Force.[3] He served as the co-chairman of the EU-India Round Table and presented one of the key reports at the 12th EU-India Round Table held at Paris in July 2008.[5] He sat in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from January 2007 to December 2010[2] and is an incumbent member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change.[6] War and Diplomacy in Kashmir, 1947-48 is a book written by him,[7] which details the genesis of the Kashmir conflict.[8] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 2008, for his contributions to Indian civil service.[9]

See also


  1. "Executive Profile". Bloomberg. 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 "Dasgupta on CESCR" (PDF). International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  3. 1 2 "Distinguished Fellow, TERI" (PDF). TERI. 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. "Speakers". Council on Energy, Environment and Water. 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. "Report on climate change, by Mr Dasgupta". 12th EU-India Round Table. 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  6. "PM's climate change council recast". The Hindu. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  7. C Dasgupta (19 March 2002). War and Diplomacy in Kashmir,1947-48. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-0-7619-9588-3.
  8. "Perfidious Albion and the first Kashmir war". Book review. Kashmir Herald. June 2002. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  9. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2016.

Further reading

  • C Dasgupta (19 March 2002). War and Diplomacy in Kashmir,1947-48. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-0-7619-9588-3. 
  • Chandrashekhar Dasgupta (7 July 2014). "Raising the heat on climate change". Guest column. Business Standard. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Indian High Commissioner to Singapore
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Indian High Commissioner to Tanzania
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Indian Ambassador to China
Succeeded by
Vijay K. Nambiar
Preceded by
A. N. Ram
Indian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union
Succeeded by
P. K. Singh

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