Renowned economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia passed away Saturday after a 10-month-long battle with brain cancer. She would have turned 75 on October 1 and is survived by husband Montek Singh Ahluwalia, noted economist and Former Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, and two sons Pavan and Aman.
Ahluwalia served as the director and then the chairperson of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) for a total of 15 years and built ICRIER into a leading global think tank.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has mourned her death. She remained Chairperson Board of Governors, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, and was the Director and Chief Executive from 1998 to 2002 besides serving as Vice Chairman of the State Planning Board during his previous tenure as Chief Minister.