S. Venkitaramanan

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S Venkitaramanan
18th Governor of Reserve Bank of India
In office
22 December 1990 – 21 December 1992
Preceded by R. N. Malhotra
Succeeded by C. Rangarajan
Personal details
Nationality Indian
Alma mater University College Thiruvananthapuram, Carnegie Mellon University

S Venkitaramanan was the eighteenth Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 22 December 1990 to 22 December 1992.[1]

Venkitaramanan also served as Finance Secretary, Ministry of Finance from 1985 to 1989 [1]

Venkitaramanan was born in Nagercoil to a Tamil Iyer family in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He holds a master's degree in Physics from the University College Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala[2][3] and also a master's degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, USA. He was a member of the Indian Administrative Service,[4] he had served as Finance Secretary, and adviser to the Government of Karnataka before his appointment as Governor of the RBI.[2]

Venkitaramanan has published three books, Indian Economy: Reviews And Commentaries - Vol I, Indian Economy: Reviews And Commentaries - Vol II, and Indian Economy: Reviews And Commentaries - Vol III.

His daughter Girija Vaidyanathan — a 1981, Tamil Nadu cadre Indian Administrative Service officer — is the current Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu.[5]


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  3. ^ "Board of Directors, S Venkitaramanan". Reliance Industries Limited. Archived from the original on 2014-05-02. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  4. ^ "SUPREMO". supremo.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-12-24. 
  5. ^ "5 things you need to know about new Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu Girija Vaidyanathan | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 2016-12-22. Retrieved 2016-12-24.