NEW YORK (TIP): After a distinguished diplomatic career spanning 39 years, Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, hung up his gloves on February 28.
Three days before demitting office, Ambassador Puri who always had cordial relations with the international media, invited them over for an evening of good byes.
In his brief address, Ambassador Puri spoke of his happy experience with “media friends” and thanked them for their affection for him. A couple of media persons also spoke.
The common refrain was that Ambassador Puri was a lovable person working with whom has always been a pleasure. He was lauded for his gentle ways and warmth of friendship for journalists.
He was wished well and a toast was raised to his health and happiness.