Vikas Swarup, Author of slumdog millionaire has now been appointed the new official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He will take over from Syed Akbaruddin on April 18.
A 1986 batch IFS officer, Swarup was raised in Allahabad in a family of lawyers. His novel Q&A was a lucky debut that became an international bestseller. The book was also translated into 43 languages before getting adopted by Hollywood as Slumdog Millionaire.
Swarup also wrote two other novels, namely Six Suspects and The Accidental Apprentice.
He has been working in the MEA headquarters as Join Secretary (UN-Political) since September 2013. He has
previously served in Ankara, Washington DC, Addis Ababa, London and Pretoria.
This Article is Posted on 27 Mar 2015 in News Section and Economy