Mani Shankar Aiyar
Mani Shankar Aiyar is a member of the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) and a leading member of Global Zero. He began his career as a an Indian diplomat before becoming the Private Secretary for Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, during which time he assisted Gandhi draft the Rajiv Gandhi Plan for Nuclear Disarmament and a Non-violent World Order. He has been a member of Lok Sabha (Lower House), and served as Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Mani Shankar is author of a number of books including Remembering Rajiv (1992), Pakistan Papers (1994), Confessions of a Secular Fundamentalist (2004) and A Time of Transition: Rajiv Gandhi to the 21st Century (2009).