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|