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Shaktikanta Das Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 17, 2020

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Short Biography

Shaktikanta Das was born on 25-02-1957 in Bhubaneswar in the state of Odisha, India. He is an Indian IAS Officer who retired in 1980. Now, he is serving as 25th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Shaktikanta Das Complete Bio & Career

Shaktikanta Das was born and raised in Bhubaneshwar. He obtained his graduate and post-graduate degree from St. Stephens college in New Delhi. He then cleared the civil service exams and became an IAS officer. He was posted in Tamil Nadu and served at various prestigious posts for both the Government of Tamil Nadu, and the Government of India. He served at various prestigious posts like Special Commissioner (Revenue), Principal Secretary (Industries), and Secretary (Commercial Taxes), among others. He has also worked at Mahindra Industrial Park Ltd as a project manager. 
After Narendra Modi came in power in 2014, he was appointed as the Union Economic Affairs Secretary. He was highly praised for his work and was considered as one of the strongest brains among civil servants in India. He retired from IAS in 2017, and in 2018 was appointed as the RBI governor after succeeding Urjit Patel. His stint as an RBI governor was highly praised and it was during his term that repo rates came down significantly. His appointment as RBI governor was cheered by Indian financial markets as well and they closed over 2 percent in green after his appointment as RBI governor. He handled the situation very well during Covid-19 breakout and it was because of the policies issiued by him that India didn't had a much of an impact on economy as compared to the rest of the world.  

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Shaktikanta Das Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born in a Hindu family in Orissa.

Life's Important Dates Of Shaktikanta Das

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Bhubaneshwar
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Demonstration Multipurpose School, Bhubaneswar
College St. Stephen's College, New Delhi
Qualification M.A.
Hobbies Reading Books
Marital Status Married
Debut As an RBI Governor - December 2018
Salary 90,000/-
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi
Favorite Place Canada

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Shaktikanta Das

  • He served as an IAS officer for over 3 decades.
  • He can fluently speak in Oriya, Hindi, English, and Tamil.
  • After his appointment as an IAS officer, he was heavily criticized by many regarding his education that he has done his education in History so then how does he qualify for the post of RBI governor.
  • He was the Economic Affairs Secretary when demonetization was announced and he along with then RBI governor Urjit Patel launched new 500 and 2000 Rs currency notes.

Shaktikanta Das Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

65 years, 7months, 0 day old age Shaktikanta Das will turn 66 on 25 February, 2023. Only 4 months, 30 days, 5 hours,33 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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