About PMI     Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations

Ambassador T. S. Tirumurti
Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations

Ambassador T. S. Tirumurti is a senior career Indian diplomat with extensive multilateral experience.  Since joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1985, he has represented India’s interests in various capacities, promoting friendly ties across the globe.

Prior to his assignment as the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ambassador Tirumurti was Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs handling Gulf, Arab world, Africa, Development Partnership and Economic Relations portfolio since February 2018.

He previously served at the Indian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt as Third/Second Secretary, First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of India in Geneva, Switzerland, was the first Indian Representative to the Palestinian Authority in Gaza and served as Counsellor at the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C., USA. He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia and India’s High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He served as Under Secretary (Bhutan), Director (Foreign Secretary’s Office), Joint Secretary (Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Maldives) and Joint Secretary (United Nations Economic and Social) during his stints at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.

Ambassador Tirumurti has bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and in Law. He is proficient in English, Hindi, Tamil and Arabic. He is also the author of three books – Kissing the Heavens: The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (1999), Clive Avenue (2002) and Chennaivasi (2012).

Ambassador Tirumurti is married to Mrs. Gowri Tirumurti, partner in law firm M/s Anand & Anand, which specializes in intellectual property rights. The couple has two children – daughter, Bhavani and son, Vishwajit.