K. R. Puri

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K. R. Puri Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 20 August 1975 to 21 May 1977.[1] He was the Chairman and Managing Director of the Life Insurance Corporation of India prior to his appointment as Governor of the RBI.[2]

His signature appears on one of the last Indian rupee notes of 1,000 denomination. These notes were demonetised in 1978, and were re-introduced after a period of 22 years in 2000.[3]


  1. ^ "K R Puri". Reserve Bank of India. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  2. ^ "List of Governors". Reserve Bank of India. Retrieved 2006-12-08. 
  3. ^ Jain, Manik (2004). 2004 Phila India Paper Money Guide Book. Kolkata: Philatelia. p. 77.