Raghuram Rajan recalls about Princeton student wanting to work for free
Raghuram Rajan took to LinkedIn to share about his mentee Lamba and the things they have been working upon.
While earning a PhD in Economics at Princeton Universityin 2012, Rohit Lamba wrotea letter to Raghuram Rajan, the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He asked him if he couldwork for him for free and contribute to the nation. Rajan, the then Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India gladly accepted the offer and has now shared a few words for Lamba.
Rajan took to LinkedIn to share about Lamba. He said, "I met Dr Rohit Lamba over a decade ago when I was India's Chief Economic Advisor, and he wrote to me as a PhD student from Princeton, wanting to work for free in the Finance Ministry just to make a contribution to the nation."
He added that since then, the two have been in touch and 'really started working together during the pandemic'. While the two wrote op-eds, Lamba recently released a book. "Rohit is a great theoretical economist, who also has a strong practical sense. He is passionate about India and its development, as hopefully comes out in the pages of the book," wrote Rajan in his post.
Take a look at the post shared by Rajan here:
This post was shared a day ago. Since being posted, it has gained close to 2,000 likes and numerous comments. Lamba also reshared a snapshot of this post on X and wrote, "Not every day you get a shoutout from one of your favourite economists, who is also a mentor and co-author. So I’ll take it."
Check out what others are saying about Rajan's post here:
An individual wrote, "Amazed to see how Rohit did not have any qualms of writing to you and your humility of talking about him. Speaks so highly of both of you. Lots to learn."
A second shared, "Awesome story, thank you for sharing!"
"Congrats Rohit Lamba. Compliment you for your achievement at such a young age," posted a third.
A fourth shared, "Sir, Namaste. It is a rare blend of mentor and mentee with similar backgrounds in economics and finance which lubricates the economy. Grooming potential intellectuals like Mr Rohit - a reservoir of new ideas to showcase the bright part of India is sure to go a long way in encouraging many young Indians to start enterprises to become employers instead of seeking employment. Thanks to both of you for putting forth success stories of startups, unicorns and enterprises to project our success embedded with potential for growth. I wish the book to soon become a global bestseller, and going forward, it should help India attract a lot of overseas investments. Congratulations to both of you."