Former Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Naresh Chandra took his last breath at the age of 82 in Goa late Sunday.
He passed away at around 10 p.m., due to multiple organ failure, in Goa's Manipal Hospitals, a hospital official said. His office confirmed that Chandra was admitted to the hospital on Friday.
Chandra had served as the Cabinet Secretary from 1990-92 and was the Indian Ambassador to the US from 1996 to 2001.
He was awarded India's second highest civil awards, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2007.