Meet Devyani Khobragade IFS of 1999 Batch

Things you may like to know about Devyani Khobragade:

Devyani Khobragade, a doctor-turned Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of 1999 batch, she served as Deputy Consul General in Consulate of India, New York. Earlier, she had worked in the political divisions of the Indian missions in Pakistan, Italy and Germany.

Family Background

Devyani Khobragade was born in Tarapur, Maharashtra into a prominent Dalit family from Gadchiroli, Maharashtra as its India’s financial capital Mumbai. She is married to an American citizen, New York-born Dr. Aakash Singh Rathore, who is research professor at University of Luiss, Rome, Italy.  His father, Uttam, was an officer in the Indian Administrative Service and his uncle Dr. Ajay M Gondane is also an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1985 batch and High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea.

Devyani Khobragade is the mother of two daughters aged six and three. “Apart from proudly raising two beautiful girls, she also wishes to contribute towards dalit and gender equality in her country”, her profile among 2012 Rolls-Royce scholars says.

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Educational Background

Devyani Khobragade attended Mount Carmel High School in Mumbai. She obtained a degree in medicine from King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel in Mumbai. While doing an MS in Ophthalmology, Khobragade decided to become a civil servant.

In 2012, she was selected for Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme and completed the course.

Devyani Khobragade is proficient in English, Hindi, German and Marathi. Her passion is in travelling, reading, yoga, music and dancing.

Also Read: Topper’s Story – Neha Yadav IFS, 2013

Devyani Khobragade tweeted earlier, mentioning about her involvement in a non-profit venture, “I am helping to change the way the world sees arts education. Join me in supporting Project Art”

Unlike some of her colleagues in IFS, Khobragade is not very active in social media. Among those who she follows in Twitter include US president Barack Obama, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former India’s ambassador to US Nirupama Rao and telecom guru Sam Pitroda.

Khobragade is a big fan of James Eugene “Jim” Carrey, a Canadian American actor, comedian and producer.

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  1. I ‘mvery impraced by your carert journey .
    According to you mam, i student which have no family background for preparation after his graduation .
    Now how will preparation for ias,ies and other civil services.

    Please reply

    • You guys forgot to mention her escapade as an ifs in US where she molested her home helper and underpaid her too.Such people are disgrace to their country as well as for the foreign services so do refrain by posting their accolades and asking people to emulate them.

  2. Her father was in IAS, but she still took the help of reservation to get into civil services. Big irony for India and she still says that she belong to a dalit family. I am infuriated that she promotes castism.
    Also she has been involved in many pessimistic controversies (she illegaly had a servant hired in her house and she was also accused of molesting her). She and her father also have been accused to have been embroiled in Aadarsh scam.

  3. We afe proud of you and i am impreess i also praparing for bank po. When i select PO i’ll do all work very honesty as you i salyut u jay hind jay bharat

  4. My request is please post of all those Jewels who are successful in academic and career front both without any disgrace.Partially She is a disgrace to us She never can not be any aspiring civil servant dream.I personally love and inspire myself reading these posts.So please maintain a standard high.

  5. Jay bheem mam I am too coming to meet u …It’s vk , just spread the Buddhism across the world…I will also do the same

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