TRAI's former chairman Rahul Khullar passes away

Former chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Rahul Khullar passed away Tuesday morning. According to media reports, Khullar departed following a long illness.

Khullar was appointed as TRAI chief in May 2012. He served TRAI for three years. Before being appointed as TRAI chief, he was a secretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Trade.

He was a post graduate in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a 1975-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. Subsequently, he had obtained a PhD in Economics from Boston University. He taught at Boston University's Development Economics.

Post retirement, he was teaching mathematics at a Delhi School. He is survived by his wife Sindhushri Khullar (IAS 1975), ex CEO, NITI Aayog and two daughters, Sonal & Mrinal; younger brother Dinkar Khullar (IFS 1978).


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