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Dr. Ausaf Sayeed

Dr. Ausaf Sayeed


Dr. Ausaf Sayeed (b. September 18, 1963) is a career diplomat belonging to the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) 1989 Batch. He 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.

Dr. Sayeed has handled different areas of work in his 27 years of diplomatic service, including political, economic, consular and cultural work, besides Haj management. He formerly served as Ambassador of India to Yemen and Consul General of India in Chicago and Jeddah.  He has also served at the Indian diplomatic Missions in Cairo, Jeddah, Riyadh, Doha and Copenhagen in various capacities.

He has also served as the Joint Secretary (West Africa) in the Ministry of External Affairs from 2008-2010 and the Regional Passport Officer, Hyderabad from 1993-1995.  He has been serving as High Commissioner of India to Seychelles since 17th February 2017.

Dr. Sayeed has published three books, one on Geology and two on Indian Art & Culture. He has also compiled and edited the Urdu book ‘Kuliyaat-e-Awaz Sayeed’, which comprises of the entire literary works of his father.

Dr. Sayeed is married to Farha Sayeed, an accomplished Egg Sculptor/Artist, and has three sons.


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