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Nirupam Sen, India’s former envoy to United Nations, is dead

Sen was the permanent representative from September 2004 to March 2009. Later, he also served as special senior adviser to the UN General Assembly president, and was India’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, Bulgaria and Norway.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2017 19:39 IST
Nirupam Sen was also India’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, Bulgaria and Norway. (Photo courtesy: Syed Akbaruddin Twitter)
Nirupam Sen was also India’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, Bulgaria and Norway. (Photo courtesy: Syed Akbaruddin Twitter)

Nirupam Sen, a former Indian permanent representative to the UN, passed away in New Delhi on Sunday. He was 70.

Succeeding Vijay K Nambiar, Sen served as the permanent representative from September 2004 to March 2009.

After retirement, Sen was appointed special senior adviser to the UN General Assembly president.

Sen also served as India’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, Bulgaria and Norway.

“Saddened at the passing of illustrious diplomat ... My condolences to his friends and family,” West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted.