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From president's press secy to taking oath as min-- life comes full circle for Jaishankar

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
A former press secretary to the President, S Jaishankar was back at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday, but this time to take oath as a cabinet minister.
For Jaishankar, who served as the press secretary for former President Shankar Dayal Sharma, life came full circle when he took oath as a cabinet minister on the the forecourt of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The former foreign secretary, a surprise pick in the Modi government, carries with him more than three decades of diplomatic experience.
A 1977-batch IFS officer, Jaishankar is the son of late K Subrahmanyam, one of India's leading strategic analysts.
Jaishankar was also a key member of the Indian team which negotiated the landmark Indo-US nuclear deal.

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First Published: May 30 2019 | 11:20 PM IST

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