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 Smith1 April 1935 – 30 June 1937
Sir James Braid Taylor1 July 1937 – 17 February 1943
Sir C. D. Deshmukh11 August 1943 – 30 June 1949
Sir Benegal Rama Rau1 July 1949 – 14 January 1957
K. G. Ambegaonkar14 January 1957 – 28 February 1957
H. V. R. Iyengar1 March 1957 – 28 February 1962
P. C. Bhattacharya1 March 1962 – 30 June 1967
L. K. Jha1 July 1967 – 3 May 1970
B. N. Adarkar4 May 1970 – 15 June 1970
S. Jagannathan16 June 1970 – 19 May 1975
N. C. Sen Gupta19 May 1975 – 19 August 1975
K. R. Puri20 August 1975 – 2 May 1977
M. Narasimham2 May 1977 – 30 November 1977
Dr. I. G. Patel1 December 1977 – 15 September 1982
Dr. Manmohan Singh16 September 1982 – 14 January 1985
A. Ghosh15 January 1985 – 4 February 1985
R. N. Malhotra4 February 1985 – 22 December 1990
S. Venkitaramanan22 December 1990 – 21 December 1992
Dr. C. Rangarajan22 December 1992 – 21 November 1997
Dr. Bimal Jalan22 November 1997 – 6 September 2003
Dr. Y. Venugopal Reddy6 September 2003 – 5 September 2008
Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao5 September 2008 – 4 September 2013
Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan4 September 2013 – 4 September 2016
Urjit Patel4 September 2016 – Present

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