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List of RBI Governors of India – Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was established in the year 1935 and nationalized on January 1, 1949. Sir Osborne Smith, a British Banker was the first Governor of the Reserve Bank.

  • Benegal Rama Rau was the longest-serving governor holding office for seven years.
  • Amitav Ghosh’s was the shortest-serving governor holding office for 20-days term.
  • Dr. Manmohan Singh – RBI Governor to become a Prime Minister of India
  • Chintaman Dwarkanath Deshmukh – the first Indian RBI Governor.

Here is a list of RBI Governor General of India which will help you in exams like UPSC, BPSC, SSC MTS.SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, Railways and other Banking Exams like IBPS, RBI, SBI Clerk, etc.

List of RBI Governors of India 

Name of Governor Tenure Significance
Sir Osborne Smith 01 April 1935 to 30 June 1937 First Governor of Reserve Bank, he was professional British Banker
Sir James Braid Taylor 01 July 1937 to 17 February 1943 Indian Civil Service Officer
Chintaman Dwarkanath Deshmukh 11 August 1943 to 30 June 1949 A member of the Indian Civil Service.. the first Indian Governor of the Bank
Benegal Rama Rau 01 July 1949 to 14 January 1957 A member of the Indian Civil Service.. was the longest-serving Governor of the Bank
K. G. Ambegaokar 14 January 1957 to 28 February 1957 A member of the Indian Civil Service
H V R Iyengar 01 March 1957 to 28 February 1962 A member of the Indian Civil Service
P C Bhattacharya 01 March 1962 to 30 June 1967 A member of the Indian Audit and Account Service
L K Jha 01 July 1967 to 03 May 1970 A member of the Indian Civil Service.
B N Adarkar 04 May 1970 to 15 June 1970 He was a professional economist
S Jagannathan 16 June 1970 to 19 May 1975 A member of the Indian Civil Service
N C Sen Gupta 19 May 1975 to 19 August 1975 A member of the Indian Civil Service
K R Puri 20 August 1975 to 02 May 1977 He served as a Chairman and Managing Director of the Life Insurance Corporation of India before his appointment
M Narasimham 02 May 1977 to 30 October 1977 He was the first and so far the only Governor to be appointed from the Reserve Bank cadre.
Dr. I G Patel 01 December 1977 to 15 September 1982 He was a professional economist
Dr Manmohan Singh 16 September 1982 to 14 January 1985 He was a professional economist
Amitav Ghosh 15 January 1985 to 04 February 1985 A Banker & was the shortest-serving governor
R.N. Malhotra 04 February 1985 to 22 December 1990 A member of the Indian Administrative Service
S Venkitaramanan 22 December 1990 to 21 December 1992 A member of the Indian Administrative Service
Dr. C Rangarajan 22 December 1992 to 21 November 1997 A professional Economist
Dr. Bimal Jalan 22 November 1997 to 06 September 2003 A Chief Economic Advisor
Dr. Yaga Venugopal Reddy 06 September 2003 to 05 September 2008 A member of the Indian Administrative Service
Dr. D. Subbarao 05 September 2008 to 04 September 2013 A member of the Indian Administrative Service
Dr. Raghuram Rajan 04 September 2013 to 04 September 2016 He was the Chief Economic Advisor
Dr. Urjit R. Patel 04 September 2016 to 11 December 2018 Economist
Shri Shaktikanta Das 12 December 2018 to date IAS Officer

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