Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed

Former Indian Diplomat, Author, Toastmaster and West Asia Observer

Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed (b.September 18, 1963) is a former career Indian diplomat belonging to the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) of the 1989 Batch. He served as Secretary (CPV & OIA) in India’s Ministry of External Affairs from March 2022 to September 2023, being responsible for matters pertaining to Consular, Passport, Visas, Overseas Emigration, and NRI & Overseas Indian Affairs, besides affairs of GCC and WANA countries.

He previously served as Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia and Yemen, High Commission of India to Seychelles, and Consul General of India in Chicago and Jeddah, besides holding various diplomatic assignments in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Denmark. During his nearly 34 years of diplomatic service, Dr. Sayeed has represented India’s interests in political, economic, and cultural realms and fostered friendly relationships with nations around the world.

Dr. Ausaf Sayeed holds a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Geology from the Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and an Advanced Diploma in Arabic from the American University in Cairo. He is a Competent Toastmaster (CTM) and recipient of the Shri Y.G.K.Murthy Gold Medal from Osmania University, Hyderabad. The prestigious Yoga Mithra Award was also conferred on him by the S-Vyasa University for his efforts to promote Yoga in Saudi Arabia.

My Books

Indian Art & Culture

The book provides essential and critical information on India’s Art and Culture in a simple and lucid style that is easy to comprehend by Indians and non-Indians alike.

Trends in Objective Geology For Civil Services & Other Competitive Examinations

Trends In Objective Geology, 3/e PB 3rd Edition is one of its kind guidebooks to study Geology and acquaint oneself with multiple objective and descriptive type questions for the Union Public Service Commission examinations, including Geologists’ Examination.

Trends In Indian Culture And Heritage: For Civil Services (Prelims And Mains) And Other Competitive Examinations

The book deals with the important subject of Indian Art and Culture from the perspective of competitive examinations, which follow both subjective and objective patterns.

Kulliyat-e-Awaz Sayeed

This Urdu book is a collection of all the published and unpublished works of late Awaz Sayeed, the renowned Urdu modern short-story writer, poet, Khaka-naveez and playwright from Hyderabad, India. The book is compiled and published by his son Dr. Ausaf Sayeed.

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It was a pleasure to join the IFS 1989 batch get-together this evening at Delhi. Thankful to Dammu Ravi, Secretary (ER) for hosting the event, attended by Saurabh Kumar, Secretary (East), Vikram Misri, Deputy NSA and former Ambassadors Dr. A.V.S. Ramesh Chandra and Amrit Lugun.

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