Economist and Padma Bhushan awardee, Prof. T. N. Srinivasan passes away

One of India’s best known economists, Prof. T. N. Srinivasan passed away on Sunday, November 11. He was a resident of Canal Bank Road, R. A. Puram. He was 85.

The final rites are scheduled for Nov.13 morning. Well-wishers can pay their respects that day 8.30 a.m. onwards.

He was Emeritus Samuel C. Park Jr. professor of economics at Yale University and had been professor at a number of notable universities and advisor to bodies like the World Bank, MIT, Stanford University and Indian Statistical Institute.

The government honoured him with the Padma Bhushan award in 2007.

Dr Srinivasan’s works and lectures on international trade have impacted in various fora that deal with this subject. He ¬†advocated free trade and said that there must not be any form of barriers to trade. He was also known to be a sharp critic of economic policies and studies.

Foremost though, Dr Srinivasan was respected for being a top-class teacher and many of his students today occupy key positions.

He is survived by his wife, son and daughter-in-law.

Address ; Flat 1C, Star Aswini Apartments, 27, Canal Bank Road, R. A. Puram.

Phone; 9444440045.

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