Noted economist, former Union minister Yoginder Alagh passes away

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 Yoginder Alagh passes away

Noted economist and former Union minister Yoginder K Alagh passed away at his home in Ahmedabad on 6 December 2022 after prolonged illness. He was 83 years old.

Alagh was an emeritus professor at the Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research Ahmedabad.

Y K Alagh was born in Chakwal in present-day Pakistan in 1939 and studied at the University of Rajasthan. He had a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

He was also a former vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. He was Union minister of state for Planning and Programme Implementation, Science and Technology and Power during 1996-98. He was also a member of the Planning Commission.

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