Dr. Abid Hussian
Indian Foreign Service
Abid Hussain is Chancellor of the English and Foreign Languages University; Chancellor of Indian Maritime University; Chancellor of ICFAI foundation for higher education, member of the Board of Trustees of India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians, member of International Panel on Democracy and Development of UNESCO; Professor Emeritus at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade; Professor Emeritus at the Foreign Service Institute of Ministry of External Affairs.
He was for nine years Special Rapporteur to UN on Freedom of Opinion and Expression. He is Professor Emeritus at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He is the former Ambassador of India to the USA. He was Vice Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Chancellor of Central University of Hyderabad. He was honored with Padma Bhushan for meritorious services.