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What the Prince of Peace told the Envoy

By Rediff News Bureau
November 27, 2021 13:30 IST
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For six years, from 1962 to 1968, a future Nobel Laureate was Mexico's ambassador in New Delhi.

Incredible India and its people profoundly influenced both Octavio Paz's life and poetry.

Like Senor Paz, Mexico's current ambassador to India Federico Salas is a career diplomat. Paz, who won the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature, resigned as a diplomat in 1968 in protest at the then Mexican government's massacre of students (he had joined the diplomatic service in 1945).

Senor Salas has a degree from Harvard and became a diplomat in 1989. Before arriving in New Delhi two years ago, he was Mexico's ambassador in the Czech Republic, Israel and Indonesia besides being his country's permanent representative to UNESCO.

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IMAGE: Octavio Paz spent many hours discussing the world with a writer who was India's prime minister during the early part of his tenure.
Ambassador Salas sits alongside a model of Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to the Khadi India Pavilion at the India International Trade Fair 2021 in New Delhi, November 25, 2021.
Photograph: ANI Photo


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