Famous Indian Economists

Find out more about the greatest Indian Economists, including Vallabhbhai Patel, Amartya Sen, Subramanian Swamy, Raghuram Rajan and Manmohan Singh.

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 1 Vallabhbhai Patel

Vallabhbhai Patel
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Economist
Birthdate: October 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: December 15, 1950

 2 Urjit Patel

Urjit Patel
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
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 3 Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen
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Famous As: Economist & Philosopher
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Indian economist Amartya Sen was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory. Sen is known for his development of more sophisticated measures of poverty, and also for his work on the causes and prevention of famines. He is considered an important contemporary liberal thinker for his views about the nature and primacy of liberty. 

 4 Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit Banerjee
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: February 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian, American

 5 Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: April 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 6 Nanabhoy Palkhivala

Nanabhoy Palkhivala
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: January 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
Died: December 11, 2002

 7 Bimal Jalan

Bimal Jalan
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Famous As: Economist, Politician
Birthdate: August 17, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
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 8 Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: January 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 9 Bibek Debroy

Bibek Debroy
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: January 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 10 Jagdish Bhagwati

Jagdish Bhagwati
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: July 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 11 C. K. Prahalad

C. K. Prahalad
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher
Birthdate: August 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
Died: April 16, 2010

 12 Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan
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Famous As: Adviser
Birthdate: February 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 13 Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

The 13th Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh became the first Sikh in office when he took office in 2004. A prominent economist and academic, he held several key posts in the Government of India in the 1970s and 1980s. Known for his humility, he  has been described by the media as "one of the world's most revered leaders."

 14 Subramanian Swamy

Subramanian Swamy
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Author
Birthdate: September 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian