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Padmanabha Gopinath, Indian diplomat. New York Herald Tribune fellow, 1957; Boulter scholar Oxford University, 1959. Member United Oxford Cambridge Club, Royal Overseas League.

Background

Gopinath, Padmanabha was born on February 11, 1939 in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. Son of Padmanabha and Lakshmi (Menon) Pillai.

Education

Bachelor in Economics with honors, Delhi University, 1958. Master of Arts in Philosophy, Oxford (England) University, 1961.

Career

Diplomat Indian Foreign Service, Minister External Affairs, New Delhi, 1962-1970. Chef de cabinet International Labor Office, Geneva, 1972-1976, special representative to United Nations New York City, 1976-1980, 82-87, assistant director general Geneva, 1988-1999. Director United Nations Secretariat, New York City, 1980-1982.

Director International Institute Labor Studies, Geneva, 1988-1999. Counsellor to director general International Labor Organization, 1999.

Membership

Member United Oxford Cambridge Club, Royal Overseas League.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, music, indian and chinese art.

Connections

Married Bharati Nair, 1963 (divorced 1988). Children: Deepak, Gayatri.

father:
Padmanabha Pillai

mother:
Lakshmi (Menon) Pillai

spouse:
Bharati Nair

children:
Deepak Gopinath

Gayatri Gopinath