A writer- diplomat, Mr. Pawan Varma was an Advisor to CM of Bihar with rank of Cabinet Minister. Untill recently he was an MP in Rajya Sabha. He is also author of several books, ambassador in several countries, Director of the Nehru Centre in London, Official Spokesperson of the MEA, and Press Secretary to the President of India and National Spokesman of the Janata Dal (United). Pawan K Varma was conferred an Honorary Doctoral Degree for his contribution to the fields of diplomacy, literature, culture and aesthetics by the University of Indianapolis in 2005. He was also awarded by His Majesty the King of Bhutan, the Druk Thuksey Award, Bhutan’s highest civilian Award.