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Renowned Economists Isher Judge Ahluwalia Passes Away At 74 After Battling Brain Cancer
In 2009, she was awarded Padma Bhushan by the President for her services in the field of education and literature
Renowned Economists Passes Away At 74 After Battling Brain Cancer
New Delhi: Padma Bhushan awardee and well-known economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia died on Saturday after battling brain cancer for nearly a year. She was married to the former Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia.
On October 1 she would have turned 75. Isher Judge is survived by his husband and his two sons Pawan and Aman.
Isher Ahluwalia was the Chairperson of the think-tank Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) for 15 years and had stepped down last month due to ill health.
Also, she had a wide experience in the field of economic growth, productivity and trade policy reforms, and urban planning and development.
Isher Ahluwalia at ICRIER led a major research and capacity building programme on the challenges of urbanization in India. She was awarded Padma Bhusan in 2009 by the President for her services in the field of education and literature.
Punjab Chief Minister Amrinder Singh said Isher Ahluwalia was one of India's most distinguished economists "We had the privilege of having her as Vice-Chairman of State Planning Board in my last term."
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon, tweeted: "Isher Ahluwalia, my dear dear friend, and a brilliant remarkable intellectual economist, passed away after a brave battle with cancer. My deepest condolences to Montek Singh Ahluwalia and his sons Pavan and Aman in the family."