India’s former Ambassador to Nepal Bimal Prasad, who was also a close associate of Jayaprakash Narayan, passed away today at the age of 92. He was earlier professor of South Asian Studies and Dean of School of International Studies, JNU after teaching at Patna University. Prasad had authored a number of books on JP’s philosophy and life including ‘Socialism, Sarvodaya and Democracy’, ‘Gandhi, Nehru and JP, Studies in Leadership’ and ‘A Revolutionary’s Quest’.
Points to Note
- Among the other responsibilities he had held were Chairman, Institute of Gandhian Studies (Varanasi), Director, Gandhi Smriti and Memorial, Honorary Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) and Honorary Director, Rajendra Prasad Academy in New Delhi.
- He was a graduate of Patna University and he went as a Fulbright Scholar to Columbia University and did his Ph.D. On the ‘Origins of India’s Foreign Policy’ which became a seminal work.
- He was Senior Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds.
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