Rajeshwar Dayal

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Rajeshwar Dayal
Born 12 August 1909
India
Died 17 September 1999
New Delhi, India
Occupation Diplomat
Writer
Known for United Nations Operation in the Congo operations
Awards Padma Vibhushan

Rajeshwar Dayal (1909–1999) was an Indian diplomat, writer, Ambassador of India to the former state of Yugoslavia and the Head of the United Nations Operation in the Congo.[1] Born on 12 August 1909, Dayal was one of the earlier officers of the Indian Foreign Service.[2] He served as the Indian ambassador to the now defunct Yugoslavia from 1955 to 1958 and moved to the UN as a member of the United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL) when the organization was established in 1958.[3]

Dayal, who had earlier served as the Indian Ambassador to France, was appointed as the Head of the United Nations Operation in the Congo in September 1960 and he held the post till May 1961.[1] He also worked as the Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations.[1] He published several books on socio-political themes,[4] including a book on Panchayati Raj under the title, Panchayati Raj in India.[5] The Government of India awarded him the second highest civilian award of the Padma Vibhushan, (then the highest civilian award) in 1969.[6]

He died on 17 September 1999 in New Delhi, following a stroke, survived by his wife.[2] His life has been documented in his autobiography, A Life of Our Times, published in 1998, one year prior to his death.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "DAYAL, RAJESHWAR". Research Network on Peace Operations. 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Former diplomat dead". Tribune. 18 September 1999. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Background". United Nations. 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Books". Google list. 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Rajeshwar Dayal (1970). Panchayati Raj in India. Metropolitan Book Company. p. 315. 
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Rajeshwar Dayal (1998). A Life of Our Times. Orient Longman. p. 637. ISBN 9788125015468. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Rajeshwar Dayal (1998). A Life of Our Times. Orient Longman. p. 637. ISBN 9788125015468. 
  • Rajeshwar Dayal (1970). Panchayati Raj in India. Metropolitan Book Company. p. 315. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Indian Ambassador in Belgrade
1955–58
Succeeded by
Ali Yavar Jung
Preceded by
Andrew W. Cordier
Head of the United Nations Operation in the Congo
1960–61
Succeeded by
Mekki Abbas