Ravi Subramanian

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Ravi Subramanian
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Ravi Subramanian
Occupation banker
Nationality Indian
Alma mater IIM Bangalore
Notable works If God Was a Banker
Notable awards Indiaplaza Golden Quill Book Award
Crossword Book Award

Ravi Subramanian is an Indian author. A banker by profession, Subramanian has written popular thrillers about banking and bankers, including award winning trilogy The Incredible Banker, The Bankster and Bankerupt. An alumnus of IIM Bangalore, batch of 1993, Subramanian spent close to two decades in the financial services industry. After having worked with companies such as Citibank, HSBC and ANZ Grindlays,[1] Subramanian is now the CEO of a listed Non-banking financial company.[2]

Subramanian writes popular columns for well-known magazines and has his own personal weekly column in the career and business life page of The Economic Times. Subramanian says "I will be satisfied if people remember me as the Grisham of banking,"[3][4] referring to the American author best known for his legal thrillers.

His daughter is Anusha Subramanian, she has been a published author since the age of 12.[5]


  • If God Was a Banker (2007)
  • I Bought the Monk’s Ferrari (2008)
  • Devil in Pinstripes (2010)
  • The Incredible Banker (2011)
  • The Bankster (2012)
  • Bankerupt (2013)
  • God is a Gamer (2014)
  • The Bestseller She Wrote (2015)

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ "Swapping pie charts for plots". 
  2. ^ "Face value: Ravi Subramanian - The Economic Times". The Times Of India. 
  3. ^ Ismat Tahseen (Nov 10, 2009). "‘Remember me as the Grisham of banking’". Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ Khushita Vasant (August 23, 2012). "Meet the John Grisham of Banking". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://writersmelon.com/2016/10/05/anusha-subramanian/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Golden Quill awards presented". The Hindu. Chennai, India. August 28, 2008. 
  7. ^ "The Hindu’s Aman Sethi bags award for A Free Man". The Hindu. Chennai, India. October 19, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ Shruti Dhapola (October 19, 2012). "Anuradha Roy, Aman Sethi win at Economist-Crossword awards". Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ "'Popular choice' ruled at book awards". Times of India. December 7, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Best of leadership writing from ET". The Economic Times. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  11. ^ Zafar Anjum (April 29, 2015). "India: Raymond Crossword Book Award 2014 winners announced". kitaab.org. Retrieved April 29, 2015.