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List of RBI Governors from 1935 to 2022

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the country’s central bank. It is in charge of governing the country’s monetary policies. The RBI was established on April 1, 1935, under the RBI Act of 1934, on the proposal of the “Hilton – Young Commission.” It began as a privately owned bank before being nationalized on January 1, 1949, following India’s independence. The RBI is headquartered in Mumbai, but it was originally based in Kolkata before moving to Mumbai in 1937. The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India is appointed by the Government of India. The RBI has had 25 governors so far. In the List of RBI Governors, the first governor of the RBI was Osborne Smith in 1935, and the current governor is Shaktikanta Das. 

List of RBI Governors

RBI Governors NamesTime Period 1935-2022
Sir Osborne SmithApril 1, 1935 – June 30, 1937
Sir James Braid TaylorJuly 1, 1937 – February 17, 1943
Sir C.D. DeshmukhAugust 11, 1943 – June 30, 1949
Sir Bengal Rama RauJuly 1, 1949 – January 14, 1957
K.G. AmbegaonkarJanuary 14, 1957 – February 28, 1957
H.V.R LyengarMarch 1, 1957 – February 28, 1962
P.C BhattacharyaMarch 1, 1962 – June 30, 1967
L.K. JhaJuly 1, 1967 – May 3, 1970
B.N. AdarkarMay 4, 1970 – June 15, 1970
S. JagannathanJune 16, 1970 – May 19, 1975
N.C. Sen GuptaMay 19, 1975 – August 19, 1975
K.R. PuriAugust 20, 1975 – May 2, 1977
M. NarasimhamMay 3, 1977 – November 30, 1977
I.G. PatelDecember 1, 1977 – September 15, 1982
Manmohan SinghSeptember 16, 1982 – January 14, 1985
Amitav GoshJanuary 15, 1985 – September 4, 1985
R.N. MalhotraFebruary 4, 1985 – December 22, 1990
S. VpnldraramananDecember 22, 1990 – December 21, 1992
C. RangarajanDecember 22, 1992 – November 21, 1997
Bimal JalanNovember 22, 1997 – September 6, 2003
Y.V. ReddySeptember 6, 2003 – September 5, 2008
D. SubbaraoSeptember 5, 2008 – September 4, 2013
Raghuram G. Raj anSeptember 4, 2013 – September 4, 2016
Urjit Ravindra PatelSeptember 4, 2016 – December 10, 2018
Shaktikanta DasDecember 12, 2018 – till date
List of RBI Governors
Who was the first Governor of RBI?

Osborne Smith

Who was the first Indian Governor of RBI?

C. D. Deshmukh

Who is the current RBI Governor?

Shaktikanta Das

When was RBI established?

1st April 1935

When was RBI Nationalised?

1st January 1949

What is the eligibility age of rbi governor?

35 years and above

Tenure of RBI Governors?

three years as per constitution but it can be extended upto 2 years

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