Dr. Dnyaneshwar Mulay

Dnyaneshwar Mulay


Dr. Mulay has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He pursued his Master’s Degree from the Mumbai University in Personnel Management. He currently holds office as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs in-charge of Overseas Indian Affairs and Consular, Passport &Visa. He belongs to the 1983 batch of Indian Foreign Service. He has since served in several capacities, including the Consul General of India, New York and High Commissioner of India, Male.
He is a successful writer and has written over 15 books, which have been translated in Arabic, Dhivehi, Urdu, Kannada and Hindi. His magnum-opus – ‘Maati, Pankh ani Akash’, written in Marathi, has received immense popularity and have also been prescribed in the Arts curriculum at the North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. He has inspired several socio-educational projects including Balodyan, an orphanage in his native village.

A documentary titled ‘Gypsy’, highlighting the life and work of Dnyaneshwar Mulay, was produced by Director Dhananjay Bhawalekar. The film received ‘Special Jury Award’ at the Delhi Short Film Documentary Festival. Well-known writer Deepa Deshmukh authored a book titled ‘Dr. Dnyaneshwar Mulay – Passport Man of India’.
He believes that it’s not hard being a traveller, what’s hard is being an explorer. Visiting many countries as a tourist does not make us a global citizen. What really makes us a global and an international citizen are our ideologies and the way we adapt to different environments and blend into various cultures easily.

Speaking About

Ticket to Millennials’ Dreams

(Journey of Passport)

 In a country like India, with about 1.3 billion people rushing and running around everyday to avail government services, Dr. Mulay will tell us if showing a little empathy and compassion in any bureaucratic process is a ticket to a peaceful change. He will discuss the subject by emphasising on how a little patience and kindness towards the common man’s struggle to get a passport can lighten his burden.