List of Reserve bank of India Governors

Reserve bank of India also known as RBI was set up in the year 1935 to regulate the banking sector, control the inflation and propel the Indian economy towards growth. There have been 22 reserve bank of India governors since its inception, given below is the list of reserve bank of India governors –

RBI Governors before independence

  1. Sir Osborne Smith 1935 – 1937
  2. Sir James Taylor 1937 – 1943
  3. Sir C. D. Deshmukh 1943 – 1949

RBI Governors after independence

  1. Sir Benegal Rama Rau 1949 – 1957
  2. K. G. Ambegaonkar for 1957
  3. H. V. R. Iyengar 1957 – 1962
  4. P. C. Bhattacharya 1962 – 1967
  5. L. K. Jha 1967 – 1970
  6. B. N. Adarkar for 1970
  7. S. Jagannathan 1970 – 1975
  8. N. C. Sen Gupta for 1975
  9. K. R. Puri 1975 – 1977
  10. M. Narasimham for 1977
  11. Dr. I. G. Patel 1977 – 1982
  12. Dr. Manmohan Singh 1982 – 1985
  13. A. Ghosh for 1985
  14. R. N. Malhotra 1985 – 1990
  15. S. Venkitaramanan 1990 – 1992
  16. Dr. C. Rangarajan 1992 – 1997
  17. Dr. Bimal Jalan 1997 – 2003
  18. Dr. Y. Venugopal Reddy  2003 – 2008
  19. Duvvuri Subbarao, is the present RBI governor since the year 2008
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