In 1920 Diana Abgar (Diana Anahit Aghabekyan, Դիանա Աբգար, baptismal name was Gayane) was appointed consul general of the Republic of Armenia in Japan and became the first Armenian woman diplomat. She was born on October 12, 1859 in Rangun (Myanmar). She was seventh child in the family. Her father was an Indian-Armenian who migrated to India from New Julfa, Persia. Diana Abgar's mother Avet was from the Tateos Avetum family in the Shiraz district of Iran.