New Delhi, January 26, 2017.
Russian Federation Ambassador to India Alexander M Kadakin passes away today morning here in a private hospital. He was 67 and long serving envoy to India since 2009. He had served as envoy to India from 1999 to 2004. Diploamt succumbs to heart failure, sources said.
Kadakin was fluent in Russian, English and Hindi language and worked to close India and Russian Federation. He has been awarded ‘Order of Friendship’ by Sergey Ivanov, the Russian President’s Chief of Staff, last July, for his efforts in strengthening and the bilateral ties between India and Russia.
“Deeply saddened at the passing away of Ambassador Alexander Kadakin. He was an admirable diplomat, a great friend of India & a fluent Hindi speaker who tirelessly contributed to stronger India-Russia ties,” Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India tweeted.
Russian Federation Embassy to Republic of India briefed “With deep regret and profound sorrow the Embassy of the ander Kadakin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India, passed away on January 26 in one of New Delhi central hospitals after a brief illness. He held the position of the Head of the Russian diplomatic mission in New Delhi from November 2009. Starting from 1971 the entire diplomatic career of Alexander Kadakin was closely associated with promoting Russian-Indian relations.”