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Consul General Somnath Ghosh

Schooled in a remote village in West Bengal, and then in Ramakrishna Mission, Ambassador Somnath Ghosh did his Masters from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

He joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1997.  In a span of his career of 25 years, he has been Ambassador of India to Republic of Tajikistan (2016-19) and to Mongolia (2014-16).  Prior to that he was the Assistant High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh with consular jurisdiction of Chittagong and Sylhet divisions, constituting eastern part of Bangladesh.   In his career, apart from important assignments in New Delhi, he has worked in Moscow, Brussels (European Council and European Parliament) and spent considerable time in Central Asia.

Prior to joining as Consul General of India in Chicago with consular jurisdiction of nine Midwest States, Ambassador Ghosh was heading (September 2019 to September 2022) the International Cooperation work in the Ministry of Defence of India.  In that capacity, he has been closely engaged with USA, Russia, France, UK, other major nations and India’s neighbourhood on critical policy issues.

Ambassador Ghosh speaks Bengali, Hindi, English and Russian.  He lives with his wife, who is a Doctorate in Economics and two sons (14 and 11 years).