Aug 30, 2020
Katyayani Shankar Bajpai, who served as India's ambassador to the US, China, and Pakistan, passes away
Katyayani Shankar Bajpai, a career diplomat who served as India's ambassador to the US, China, and Pakistan, passed away.
In 1966, he accompanied (former) prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri to Tashkent for the summit with Pakistan's (former) president Ayub Khan
After he retired from government service in 1986, Bajpai transitioned to academic life in many universities, including the University of California in 1987-88, and was also a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, 1989-92.
He then went on to become the first professor of Non-Western Studies, Brandeis University, in 1992 and 1993. He rounded out his academic career as a visiting fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, in 2002.