Shri Kumar Gaurav, born on 18th February 1984, joined Indian Foreign Service in 2011. Shri Gaurav graduated in History (Honours) from Hansraj College, Delhi University while he earned his Masters Degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Before joining Indian Foreign Service, Shri Gaurav served as Assistant Professor in Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi for a brief period in 2010-11
As a career diplomat, Shri Gaurav served at the Embassy of India, Brussels and looked after the important portfolio of European Parliament from August 2013- August 2017.
Later, Shri Gaurav served as Consul General of India in Herat, Afghanistan from August 2017- May 2019.
Shri Gaurav also served in various capacities in the Ministry of External Affairs wherein he dealt with Central Europe Division and Vigilance Unit in CNV&I Division.
Shri Gaurav also served as Under Secretary (Minister of State Office).
Shri Gaurav speaks English, French, Hindi and Maithili. He is married to Ms Akansha Shankaran and has one son and one daughter named Mst. Kumar Aadvik and Ms Mishaye.
He has keen interest in History, Politics, International Affairs, Sports, & Bollywood.