List of Governors of Reserve Bank of India: From 1935 To 2021

List of Governors of Reserve Bank of India

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India is the CEO of the Central Bank of India. He is also the Ex-officio Chairman of its Central Board of Directors. Here is a complete list of Governors of the Reserve Bank of India below.

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UPDATED: NOV 26, 2021 12:55 IST

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the highest banking authority of India. Since its establishment in 1935, by the British colonial government, many have worked on the post of the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. Recently, Shaktikanta Das has been appointed the Governor of RBI  for a period of three years. 

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India is the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Bank of India and the Ex-officio Chairman of its Central Board of Directors. The Indian note issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) bears the signature of the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

The first Governor of the Reserve Bank of India was Sir Osborn Smith, while C.D. Deshmukh was the first Indian Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

List of all the Governors of the Reserve Bank of India (1935-2021)

Check the table below for complete details 

 S.N.Governor NameTenure
1. Sir Osborne SmithApril 1, 1935 to June 30, 1937
2.Sir James Braid TaylorJuly 1, 1937 to February 17, 1943
3.Sir C. D. DeshmukhAugust 11, 1943 to June 30, 1949
4.Sir Benegal Rama RauJuly 1, 1949 to 14 January 1957
5.  K. G. AmbegaonkarJanuary 14, 1957 to 28 February 1957
6.H. V. R. IyengarMarch 1, 1957 to February 28, 1962
7.P. C. BhattacharyaMarch 1, 1962 to June 30, 1967
8.L. K. JhaJuly 1, 1967 to May 3, 1970
9.B. N. AdarkarMay 4, 1970 to June 15, 1970
10.S. JagannathanJune 16, 1970 to May 19, 1975
11.N. C. Sen GuptaMay 19, 1975 to August 19, 1975
12.K. R. PuriAugust 20, 1975 to May 2, 1977
13.M. NarasimhanMay 3, 1977 to November 30, 1977
14.I.G. Patel December 1, 1977, to September 15, 1982
15.Manmohan SinghSeptember 16, 1982 to January 14, 1985
16.Amitav GhoshJanuary 15, 1985, to February 4, 1985
17.R. N. MalhotraFebruary 4, 1985, to December 22, 1990
18.S. VenkatramanDecember 22, 1990 to December 21, 1992
19.C. Rangarajan December 22, 1992, to November 21, 1997
20.Bimal JalanNovember 22, 1997 to September 6, 2003
21.Y. V. ReddySeptember 6, 2003, to September 5, 2008
22.D. SubbaraoSeptember 5, 2008, to September 4, 2013
23.Raghuram RajanSeptember 4, 2013, to September 4, 2016
24.Urjit PatelSeptember 4, 2016, to December 11, 2018
25 Shashikanta Das December 12, 2018, to October 2021
      26. Shashikanta Das            October 2021 to Present

Governors of RBI: Major Highlights

1- Sir Benegal Rama Rau is the longest-serving Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

2- Amitav Ghosh is the shortest-serving Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

FAQ

Who was the first Indian Governor of RBI?

C. D. Deshmukh was the first Indian Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

Who signs the currency notes of India?

The Governor signs the currency notes of India.

Who was the first Indian Governor of RBI?

Sir C. D. Deshmukh was the first Indian Governor of RBI.

Who is the current Governor of RBI?

Shaktikanta Das is the current Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

Who was the first Governor of RBI?

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