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Mainstream, VOL LVI No 9 New Delhi February 17, 2018

Dr Ajit Mozoomdar Is No More

Saturday 17 February 2018

Dr Ajit Mozoomdar, 94, was born in Patna in 1924. He belonged to an illustrious Brahmo family. His education was in Patna and in Calcutta. He joined the IAS in 1946. After joining the service, he obtained a scholarship from the British Council and a D.Phil in Oxford. He returned to India and served in top positions, mainly in the Ministry of Finance. He retired as the Secretary of the Planning Commission, Government of India. After retirement, he was appointed the Executive Director of the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank.

He retained his interest in all academic activities and was part of the visiting Faculty of the Centre for Policy Research. He was also called to the Bar at the Inns of Court, London, during his stay in the United Kingdom.

His wife, Maya, passed away in 1998.

He passed away after a brief illness at New Delhi’s Apollo Hospital on February 12, 2018. He was cremated at the Lodhi Crematorium the same evening. He leaves behind a son and a daughter and two grandchildren.

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