Arvind Panagariya Age, Caste, Biography, Wife & More
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Arvind Panagariya Age, Caste, Biography, Wife & More


Bio Real NameArvind Panagariya NicknameArvind ProfessionEconomist Physical Stats & More Heightin centimeters- 175 cm in meters- 1.75 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 9” Weightin Kilograms- 68 kg in Pounds- 150 lbs Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Personal Life Date of Birth30 September 1952 Age (as in 2016)63 Years Birth PlaceJaipur, India Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra NationalityIndian HometownJaipur, India SchoolHindi-medium school CollegeUniversity of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India Princeton University, New Jersey, United States Educational QualificationsM.A. in Economics, Rajasthan University, India, Ph.D. in Economics Princeton University, New Jersey, USA FamilyFather- Balu Lal Panagariya Mother- Mohan Kumari Brothers- Ashok Pangariya and 1 more Sister- Not Known ReligionHinduism CasteVaishya (Bania) HobbiesListening old hindi songs, reading, writing Controversies• In 2012, he was criticized for his statement, "Indian children were underweight not because of poor nutrition, but due to genetic differences". Favourite Things Favourite FoodDal Baati Churma Girls, Affairs and More Marital StatusMarried Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known WifeNot Known Children2


Some Lesser Known Facts About Arvind Panagariya

  1. Does Arvind Panagariya smoke?: No

  2. Does Arvind Panagariya drink alcohol?: No

  3. His father, Balu Lal Panagariya, was born in poverty and had to fight at every step to educate himself.

  4. In an interview, Arvind Panagariya said, “my father was an orphan at a young age.”

  5. Arvind’s father built the family house on the outskirts of the Jaipur city as he could not afford a house in the main city.

  6. His mother could not read/write, but education was given paramount importance in the Panagariya family.

  7. Arvind Panagariya was the youngest of the 3 sons and had to walk miles to attend a Hindi-medium school.

  8. His father wanted him to become an IAS officer.

  9. He has served as an economist at a number of renowned institutions of the world like ex-Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank, Professor of Economics at Columbia University, Professor of economics and co-director, Center for International Economics, the University of Maryland at College Park. He also worked for the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Trade Organization in various capacities.

  10. He has written a dozen books along-with economist, Jagdish Bhagwati. His book, “India: The Emerging Giant,” published in March 2008, has been described as one of the most informative books on the Indian Economy.

  11. Arvind Panagariya is an editor of the India Policy Forum (a Journal), published by the National Council for Applied Economic Research, New Delhi and the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

  12. He writes columns for a number of magazines/journals/newspapers like The Hindu, The Economic Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Outlook, India Today, etc.

  13. He also features for the show “Transforming India with Arvind Panagariya” in Bloomberg TV India.

  14. He was appointed as Vice-Chairman of National Institute for Transforming India Aayog (NITI Aayog) on 5th January 2015.

  15. In 2016, he was considered a front-runner for the post of RBI Governor after Raghuram Rajan. However, the post finally went to Urjit Patel.

  16. On 1 August, he resigned from the post of Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog. He will be returning to the United States to rejoin academia. His last day in office will be August 31.

  17. He submitted a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting to be relieved by the end of the month.

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