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Subir Gokarn, India's ED at IMF and former RBI Dy. Governor, passes away

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Subir Gokarn, the Executive Director for India at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), passed away in  the United States on Tuesday after a brief illness.
 
He was 59. He is survived by his wife Jyotsna Bapat and a daughter, Kanak Gokarn.
 
Born on October 3, 1959, Gokarn had an illustrious career spanning over three decades. A noted economist, he joined the IMF Executive Board as ED (India) in December 2015 and was to complete his term in October this year.
 
Prior to joining the IMF, Gokarn was the Director of Research at the Brookings India in New Delhi. He was one of the youngest to serve as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He also worked with Standard and Poor's, National Council of Applied Economic Research and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research.
 
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while paying her last respects, recalled his intellect and articulation of India’s concerns at the IMF. 
 
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