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Economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia passed away

Renowned economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia passed away after a 10-month-long battle with brain cancer. She would have turned 75 on October 1 and is survived by husband Montek Singh Ahluwalia and two sons Pavan and Aman.

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She was Chairperson Emeritus, Board of Governors, at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).

She was Chairperson, Board of Trustees of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in Washington D.C. from 2003 to 2006.

She was the chairperson of the Government of India’s High-Powered Committee on Urban Infrastructure Services.

Notable books authored:

  • Industrial growth in India: stagnation since the mid-sixties.
  • Productivity and growth in Indian manufacturing.
  • Urbanisation in India: challenges, opportunities and the way forward.
  • Breaking Through – A Memoir.

Awards: She was awarded India’s third highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan in 2009.

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