Former Indian Ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra died at a hospital in Goa on Saturday. He was 82.
He passed away around 10 pm due to multiple organ failure at Manipal Hospitals in Goa, a hospital official said.
His office confirmed that Chandra was admitted to the hospital on Friday.
Chandra had served as the Cabinet Secretary from 1990–92 and was the Indian Ambassador to the US from 1996 to 2001. He was awarded India's second highest civil awards, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2007.
Bureaucrats and journalists took to Twitter to condole his passing away.
Truly saddened at the passing away of Ambassador Naresh Chandra. He was one of the best bosses I had. RIP Sir pic.twitter.com/zY9Rr3rcJw
— Vikas Swarup (@VikasSwarup) July 9, 2017
We deeply mourn the sad demise of one of the finest civil servants - Naresh Chandra. A great loss to the nation & society. Condolences.
— IAS Association (@IASassociation) July 10, 2017
Amb. Naresh Chandra was bureaucrat' s bureaucrat, ambassador's ambassador. In 3 years with him, I learnt more than what I did in 30yearsRIP
— T.P.Sreenivasan (@Sreeniv) July 9, 2017
This is such sad news. Naresh Chandra was among the most respected and capable bureaucrats we have ever had. https://t.co/xRLFqte2n7
— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) July 9, 2017
RIP Naresh Chandra, civil servant, strategist, patriot, friend. Keeper of India's nuke project '87-98. Follows bro Gary Saxena soon after
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) July 10, 2017
Updated Date: Jul 10, 2017 09:52 AM