New Delhi, Jul 31: Dr Subir Vithal Gokarn, the Executive Director for India at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), passed away on July 30, 2019 in the US after a brief illness, the Government said on Wednesday. Born on October 3, 1959, Dr Gokarn has had an illustrious career spanning over three decades. A noted economist, he joined the IMF Executive Board as ED (India) in December 2015 and was to complete his term in October this year.Prior to joining the IMF, Dr Gokarn was the Director of Research at the Brookings India in New Delhi.
He was one of the youngest to serve as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He also worked with Standard and Poor's, National Council of Applied Economic Research and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while paying her last respects, recalled his intellect and articulation of India’s concerns at the IMF. Dr Gokarn is survived by wife Jyotsna Bapat and daughter Kanak Gokarn. “He will always be remembered for his valuable contribution to the country,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement here.UNI