“Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.”
Dr. Raghuram Rajan is a Tamil Brahmin (caste).
Dr. Rajan was born in 1963 in Chennai. His father worked in the foreign office and was often posted abroad on duty. He is married to Radhika (a batchmate from IIM) and they have two children.
Dr Rajan has studied engineering from IIT New Delhi and followed it up with an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. He went on to study Management from MIT and has received an PhD.
Dr. Raghuram Rajan’s has had an illustrious career which includes teaching at University of Chicago, being the Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund, being the Economic Advisor to the Indian Prime Minister to his latest position at the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
In 2005, during his stint at the International Monetary Fund, Dr. Raghuram Rajan was notable in his work which spoke of an impending global economic crises. His work came to be seen as a prescient in the aftermath of the economic crises of 2008.
Dr. Rajan has been awarded the Fischer Black Prize & the Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics for his research work.
Dr Raghuram Rajan is known for his conservative and balanced views of the economy. He is very optimistic of the Indian economy and has plans to bring back 8% growth rate in India.
He is on our list of Notable Brahmins as being a superstar economist who is capable and optimistic to bring back glory to the Indian Economy.
Birth Score – 4/5
Pride Score – 3/5
An impressive 7/10 Notable Brahmin Score.