About Us High Commissioner

High Commissioner
H.E. Arun Kumar Sahu

High Commissioner of India to Trinidad and Tobago

Arun Kumar Sahu joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1996. He assumed charge in High Commission of India, Port of Spain on 3rd September, 2019. Previously he was the Deputy High Commissioner of India to Canada based in Ottawa. Earlier to that, in New Delhi he has served as Joint Secretary (Director General) heading the division of Development Partnership Administration, Deputy Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Director (Nepal and Bhutan) and Under Secretary (China). 

As a diplomat, he has served in Indian Embassy in Beijing twice (1998-2001 and 2010-2013), London (2004-2007) and Tehran (2007-2010). 

He served as a Board Member on the US-India Educational Foundation from 2014 to 2016 and on the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology Trade and Policy at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada from 2016 to 2019. 

He holds a Master’s degree in War in Modern World (WiMW) from King’s College London and a Master’s degree in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 

He speaks Odia, English, Hindi, Chinese and writes essays, fictions and columns in both Odia and English in his spare time. IGUANA AND OTHER POEMS is his recently published poetry collection, which he wrote during the Coronavirus pandemic. Other publications include the celebrated short story collections in Odia, Akashara Luha (Tears of the Sky, 2015), Chira Malata (The Torn Cover, 2017) and poetry collection Shunyara Santulana (Balance of Zero, 2020). 

He is married to Sasmita Mishra Sahu, who is a professional painter and an art historian and they have a daughter and a son.