Saumitra Chaudhuri, who passed away recently, was the famous personality of which field?
Dr. Saumitra Chaudhuri (62), an eminent economist and a former member of the erstwhile Planning Commission, has recently passed away in New Delhi. He was one of the longest serving members of the Planning Commission of India. Before being part of Planning Commission, Dr. Chaudhuri worked as Economic Advisor and Research Co-ordinator with ICRA Limited, a full service credit rating agency, for 16 years (1993-2009) and was executive editor of the research publication — Money and Finance. Dr.Chaudhuri had over 25 monographs and papers spanning issues of industry, the financial sector, regional development and fiscal policy.