Myanmar Consul General in Calcutta Mr Pyi Soe has been killed in a road accident in India.
His wife has been admitted to a hospital with serious injuries.
Mr Pyi Soe was traveling with his wife in India when he met with a road accident on Friday morning, said a press release issued by the Indian embassy in Yangon.
It described Mr Pyi Soe as a 'friend of India'.
He had taken over recently from Mr Aye Paing and had made an impact, according to the press release.
Indian think tank ORF researcher Anasua Basu Raychaudhury told Mizzima that Mr Pyi Soe had taken a lot of interest in pushing through the coastal shipping agreement between India and Myanmar.
The Consul General was reportedly returning from Bodh Gaya when his car was hit at the 170 kms marker from the Jharkhand state capital Ranchi.