Urjit Patel Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Career, Parents, Education, Biography & More


Urjit Patel Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Career, Parents, Education, Biography & More

Urjit Patel Wiki/ Biography

We sure that, Everybody heard name Urjit Patel specially during demonetisation of all ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes held from 8th November 2016 to 30 December 2016. He is 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) who joined RBI on 4 September 2016. Urjit Patel was appointed by the NDA government and he was first choice of former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan. He was RDI Governor during demonetisation of all ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes (famously known as ₹500 and ₹1000 Notebandi).

Urjit Patel Wiki

Dr.Urjit Patel is an economist of a very high caliber with a deep and insightful understanding of macro-economic issues. On 10th December 2018, Urjit Patel resigned from Governor Post citing some personal reason but there may be other reason behind this resignation. With this, He become 4th governor of RBI in history of india who resigned from his post before his term ends on September 2019.

Urjit Patel 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

Before He become 24th Governor of RBI, he was working at Deputy Governor Position where he was taking care of monetary policy, economic policy research, deposit insurance, communication and Right to Information, statistics and information management & many other activity related to Deputy Governor.

Urjit Patel worked with several High Level Committees & Company at both Central and State Government level. You can checkout list of Urjit Patel position &  company where Urjit Patel has served her duty.

  • Advisor, Boston Consulting Group
  • Executive Director, Infrastructure Development Finance Company (duration 1996 to 1997)
  • President (Business Development) at Reliance Industries (duration 1997 to 2006)
  • Member, Integrated Energy Policy Committee, Government of India (2004-2006)
  • Non-Executive Director, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation
  • Non-Executive Director, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited
  • Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India (duration 11th January 2013 to 3rd September 2016)
  • Governor, Reserve Bank of India (4th September 2016 to 10th December 2018)

Wiki/ Biography

Real NameUrjit Ravindra Patel
Age55 years
Date of Birth28 October 1963
NicknameUrjit Patel
ProfessionEconomist, Banker, Consultant
DesignationFormer RBI Governor
Height (approx.)In Centimeters: 178 CM
In Meter: 1.78 Meter
In Feet: 5 Feet 10 Iches
Weight (approx.)75 KG (165 lbs)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack

Personal Life

BirthplaceNairobi, Kenya
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
NationalityIndian, Kenya
Residence AddressMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Educational QualificationDoctorate in Economics
SchoolVisa Oswal Primary School, Nairobi, Kenya
Jamhuri High School, Nairobi, Kenya
College NameLondon School of Economics
Linacre College, Oxford
Yale University
HobbiesReading, Traveling
Net WorthRs.25 Crore approx

Relationship Status & Wife name

Marital StatusMarried
Wife Namenot known


Father NameRavindra Patel
Mother NameManjula
Childrenno kids
SiblingsOne Younger sister live in New Jersey, US
Brother: not known

Urjit Patel Education

Urjit Patel has completed his primary education from Visa Oswal Primary School and later at Jamhuri High School which is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Later, to study further, he went to London School of Economics to complete Bachelor of Science in Economics. Later, he moves to UK and joined Linacre College, Oxford to pursuit Master of Philosophy in Economics. Finally, He enrolled for Yale University and completed Doctor of Philosophy in Economics in 1990.

After completing his graduation & master degree, Urjit Patel joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1990 worked on the USA, India, Bahamas and Myanmar desks at IMF till 1995 later he continue worked with many organization and achieve many honors in his life.

Urjit Patel Age – Date of Birth

Urjit Ravindra Patel is Indian economist born on 28 October 1963. As on 2018, he is 55 years old.

Urjit Patel Parents & Family Background

Urjit Patel was born in higher middle class family who ancestors belongs to Gujarat, India. Urjit Patel Father Name is Ravindra Patel who is business man running her own chemical factory named “Raxo Products Ltd” and other hand her mother help her father to manage company.

His grandfather was moved from Mahudha village in Kheda district, Gujarat to Kenya in the 20th century.

Unknown facts of Urjit Patel

  • He learned Hindi & Gujarati after he moved to India.
  • He lives with his mother in small apartment of Mumbai.
  • He has no kids
  • He had declined an offer of BRICS Bank in Shanghai.
  • He is down to earth & jolley fellow.


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