Apasaheb Balasaheb Pant

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Jomo Kenyatta , Apa Pant and Achieng Oneko

Apasaheb Balasaheb Pant (born September 11, 1912 in Aundh , † October 5, 1992 in Pune , Maharashtra ) was an Indian diplomat .


Apasaheb Balasaheb Pant was the eldest son of Bhawanrao Shriniwasrao Pant Pratinidhi , Raja of Aundh . From 1944 to 1945 he was Minister of Education and Prime Minister in his father's cabinet.

In 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru Apa Pant was appointed High Commissioner (Commonwealth) in British East Africa , based in Nairobi . In 1952 the Indian government described its interests in British East Africa:

  • (a) India's general stance against colonialism and the desire that the people concerned achieve independence.
  • (b) Their membership in the United Nations , whose charter stipulates that areas without self-government should achieve political progress.
  • (c) their membership in the Commonwealth of Nations , which is composed of many races.
  • (d) their general desire for peace, which can be jeopardized by a major racial conflict.
  • (e) the presence of a significant number of people of Indian origin in these areas.

In the 1950s the Indian government strongly supported the end of colonialism in East Africa, especially in the Commonwealth of Nations and in the United Nations . The liberation struggles in East Africa were heavily inspired by Mahatma Gandhi , Jawaharlal Nehru . Apa Pant supported the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya , which helped the British authorities pursue his recall, which was decreed in 1952.

From 1954 to 1955 he was a civil servant in Sikkim and Bhutan and oversaw the Indian missions in Tibet. China had occupied Tibet, which led to tension, and the Dalai Lama to India.

From 1961 to 1964 he was ambassador to Sukarno in Jakarta . From 1964 to 1966 he was ambassador to Oslo . From 1966 to 1969 he was ambassador to Cairo . From 1969 to 1972 he was High Commissioner in London . From 1972 to 1975 he was Ambassador to Rome and High Commissioner to Malta .

In 1954 he was awarded the Padma Shri .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Times of India Directory and Year Book , 1973, p. 774
  2. ^ The international who's who . Europa Publications, 1974, p. 1322
  3. ^ Henri Cornelis: history.state.gov
  4. ^ Apa Pant in East Africa. ( Memento from April 2, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) awaazmagazine, November 1, 2011
predecessor Office successor
Indian High Commissioner in Nairobi
1947 to 1952
Nagoji Vasudev Rajkumar
Jagan Nath Khosla Indian ambassador to Jakarta
1961 to 1964
Mehboob Ahmed
VM Madhavan Nair Indian ambassador in Oslo
1964 to 1966
Gopal Krishna Gandhi
Sunder Narain Haksar Indian ambassador in Cairo
1966 to 1969
Inderjeet Bahadur Singh
Shanti Swaroop Dhavan Indian High Commissioner in London
1969 to 1972
Maharaja Krishna Rasgotra
Yadavindra Singh Indian ambassador in Rome
1972 to 1975
Jagdish Chand Ajmani