Ailing economist Isher Ahluwalia, 74, dies

 Ailing economist Isher Ahluwalia, 74, dies

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New Delhi, September 26, 2020
The National Dawn
India’s noted economist Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia has died in New Delhi. She was 74 and battling brain cancer.
She was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2009 for her services in the field of education and literature. She was the chairperson of Delhi-based think tank, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations.
She was a recipient of a doctorate from the (MIT), an Masters in Arts from the Delhi School of Economics, and Bachelor of Arts from Presidency College, Kolkata.
Dr Ahluwalia’s research has focused on urban development, macro-economic reforms, and social sector development issues in India. She wrote many articles on economy and took part in many policy debates.
Her husband Montek Singh Ahluwalia is former deputy chairman of the Planning Commission.
Noted people paid tributed to Dr Isher Ahluwalia,
Biocon Limited Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, said on Twitter “Isher Ahluwalia, my dear friend was a brilliant intellectual economist. My deepest condolences to Montek Singh Ahluwalia n his sons Pavan & Aman. She will be hugely missed.”
In her tweet,  former Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said she is deeply grieved by the passing of a dear friend of many years. I shall miss your presence so much. Your life story is an inspiration to all women who dare to dream of a better world. Rest in Peace, dear friend.

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