List of RBI Governors

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No. Name Term of office
Began Ended
1 Osborne Smith 1 April 1935 30 June 1937
2 James Braid Taylor 1 July 1937 17 February 1943
3 C. D. Deshmukh 11 August 1943 30 June 1949
4 Benegal Rama Rau 1 July 1949 14 January 1957
5 K. G. Ambegaonkar 14 January 1957 28 February 1957
6 H. V. R. Iyengar 1 March 1957 28 February 1962
7 P. C. Bhattacharya 1 March 1962 30 June 1967
8 L. K. Jha 1 July 1967 3 May 1970
9 B. N. Adarkar 4 May 1970 15 June 1970
10 S. Jagannathan 16 June 1970 19 May 1975
11 N. C. Sen Gupta 19 May 1975 19 August 1975
12 K. R. Puri 20 August 1975 2 May 1977
13 M. Narasimham 3 May 1977 30 November 1977
14 I. G. Patel 1 December 1977 15 September 1982
15 Manmohan Singh 16 September 1982 14 January 1985
16 Amitav Ghosh 15 January 1985 4 February 1985
17 R. N. Malhotra 4 February 1985 22 December 1990
18 S. Venkitaramanan 22 December 1990 21 December 1992
19 C. Rangarajan 22 December 1992 21 November 1997
20 Bimal Jalan 22 November 1997 6 September 2003
21 Y. V. Reddy 6 September 2003 5 September 2008
22 D. Subbarao 5 September 2008 4 September 2013
23 Raghuram Rajan 4 September 2013 4 September 2016
24 Dr.Urjit R Patel 4 September 2016 ——

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