Gaganvihari Lallubhai Mehta (1900–1974) was the ambassador of India to the United States from 1952 to 1958. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1959. He was refused service in a Houston airport restaurant because he was not white, leading John Foster Dulles to conclude that US segregation was hurting foreign relations. He was son of Sir Lallubhai Shamaldas.[1]

Political offices
Preceded by
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Ambassador to the United States
Succeeded by
M.C. Chagla


  1. ^ G.L. Mehta: A Many Splendoured Man by his daughter, Dr. Aparna Basu (Concept Publishing, 2001)., Indianapolis Recorder August 27, 1955, [1][2]