Seattle Consulate With Prakash Gupta As CG Opens Doors
India-West News Desk
SEATTLE, WA – India’s sixth diplomatic mission in the US based here and providing services to Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming is now working and active.
The office is situated at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University Street, Seattle.
Prakash Gupta has joined the office as its first Consul General. He is a career diplomat, who has served in various capacities in Beijing, Shanghai, the Indian Mission to the United Nations in New York, and in Jakarta. His most recent assignment in New Delhi included his stewardship of India’s tenure at the UN Security Council (2021-22) and he was pivotal in piloting the International Day of Yoga Resolution at the United Nations. He was also part of the planning preparations for India’s hosting of the successful G20 Summit in New Delhi.
Born in 1978, Gupta is a post-graduate and gold medalist in English Literature, married to Neha Prakash with a 15-year-old daughter. He is fluent in Mandarin, English, and Hindi and beginner-level Bahasa Indonesia.
Indians are the second largest foreign-born population after Mexicans in Washington state. Some cities such as Bothell East, Mill Creek East, and Redmond, are more than 20 percent Indian. And the greater Seattle area has the sixth-largest Indian population in the U.S., Seattle University’s RoundGlass India Center said while hosting a reception for Gupta.
The five other Indian consulates are in San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, and New York.