Governors of Reserve Bank of India

Urjit Patel RBI GovernorThe Governors of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the chief executive of India’s central bank and the ex-officio chairperson of its Central Board of Directors. Indian Rupee currency notes, issued by the RBI, bear the governor’s signature. Few personalities are so close yet so distant to the populace as the Governors of Reserve Bank of India.

Governors of Reserve Bank of India

Sir Osborne Smith 1 April 1935 – 30 June 1937
Sir James Braid Taylor 1 July 1937 – 17 February 1943
Sir C. D. Deshmukh 11 August 1943 – 30 June 1949
Sir Benegal Rama Rau 1 July 1949 – 14 January 1957
K. G. Ambegaonkar 14 January 1957 – 28 February 1957
H. V. R. Iyengar 1 March 1957 – 28 February 1962
P. C. Bhattacharya 1 March 1962 – 30 June 1967
L. K. Jha 1 July 1967 – 3 May 1970
B. N. Adarkar 4 May 1970 – 15 June 1970
S. Jagannathan 16 June 1970 – 19 May 1975
N. C. Sen Gupta 19 May 1975 – 19 August 1975
K. R. Puri 20 August 1975 – 2 May 1977
M. Narasimham 2 May 1977 – 30 November 1977
Dr. I. G. Patel 1 December 1977 – 15 September 1982
Dr. Manmohan Singh 16 September 1982 – 14 January 1985
A. Ghosh 15 January 1985 – 4 February 1985
R. N. Malhotra 4 February 1985 – 22 December 1990
S. Venkitaramanan 22 December 1990 – 21 December 1992
Dr. C. Rangarajan 22 December 1992 – 21 November 1997
Dr. Bimal Jalan 22 November 1997 – 6 September 2003
Dr. Y. Venugopal Reddy 6 September 2003 – 5 September 2008
Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao 5 September 2008 – 4 September 2013
Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan 4 September 2013 – 4 September 2016
Urjit Patel 4 September 2016 – Present

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