Evolution of India – Myths and Realities":
S. M. Gavai graduated in History from Fergusson College, Pune,
India. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1975. Since
then, he has served in several important assignments in India
the Ministry of External Affairs, Mr. Gavai has been Head
of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
Division, Head of Administration Division, Head of Northern
Division and India’s Chief of Protocol.
Gavai has served in India’s Diplomatic Missions in Yugoslavia,
Hungary, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Germany, Scotland (as Consul
General), Maldives (as High Commissioner), and in Houston,
USA (as Consul General). He joined as India’s High Commissioner
to Canada in November 2008.
Gavai is married to Rina and they have two sons.