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Raghuram Rajan takes over as RBI Governor

RBI Deputy Governor K. C. Chakrabarty and other staff receive the new Governor Raghuram Rajan at the RBI headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday. Photo: Paul Noronha

RBI Deputy Governor K. C. Chakrabarty and other staff receive the new Governor Raghuram Rajan at the RBI headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday. Photo: Paul Noronha   | Photo Credit: PAUL NORONHA

Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday took over as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Mr. Rajan, 50, an economics professor who also served as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, took charge from the outgoing Governor Dr. >Subbarao.

The duo shook hands warmly and hugged after Mr. Rajan signed papers taking over as the 23rd Governor of the central bank.

“Ten minutes ago, I handed over charge to Mr. Raghuram Rajan,” Dr. Subbarao said after stepping out of Mint Road. “The country could not have asked for a more capable person to lead the RBI in these most difficult times.”

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