Raghuram Rajan Was Quite The Stud During His IIM-A Years According To His Yearbook

Raghuram Rajan has one of the most academically impressive resumes one could hope for – engineering from IIT-D, an MBA from IIM-A, and a PhD from MIT. You’d think that a person with those credentials would be a bit of a swotter, sitting in his room and studying all day. But if former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan’s IIM Ahmedabad yearbook is any indication, Rajan was anything but a nerd in college.

Apart from rocking a mean moustache, Rajan was quite popular at IIM Ahmedabad. His college yearbook calls him “the best allrounder the batch has.” He was heavily into sports, with the yearbook saying that if he wrote a book called “Games I don’t play”, it would be rather small. The dedication also suggests that Rajan thought highly of his singing abilities. The yearbook goes on to tantalizingly talk about some “amorous activities”, which is not unsurprising – he met his future wife Radhika Puri while they were batchmates at IIM.

Stellar resume, youngest Chief Economist at the IMF, RBI Governor, and got up to amorous activities in B-School? Is there anything this man can’t do?

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