C. D. Deshmukh

Banker, Chivalric Order Member

1896 – 1982


Who was C. D. Deshmukh?

Sir Chintaman Dwarakanath Deshmukh, CIE, ICS was an Indian civil servant and the first Indian to be appointed as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India in 1943 by the British Raj authorities. He subsequently served as the Finance Minister in the Union Cabinet. It was during this time that he also became a founding member of the Governing Body of NCAER, the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi, India’s first independent economic policy institute established in 1956 at the behest of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. After resignation from Union Cabinet he worked as Chairman of U.G.C.. He served as Vice-Chancellor of University of Delhi. He was also President of I.S.I.from 1945 to 1964,Honorary Chairman of National Book Trust. He founded India International center in 1959 and served as Life time President of it. He was also chairman of Indian Institute of Public Administration. Due to the rare combination of his excellent qualities of idealism and objectivity, culture and science, integrity, dedication and imagination, and energy to work Chintaman Deshmukh is highly regarded in India.

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Jan 14, 1896
  • Hindu
  • India
  • University of Cambridge
  • Jesus College, Cambridge
Oct 2, 1982

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