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Suresh Shankar Nadkarni

Suresh Shankar Nadkarni
BornAugust 22, 1934
Died(1995-01-31)January 31, 1995
Delhi, India
Corporate executive
Known forBanking and securities
Spouse(s)Sulabha Nadkarni
ChildrenRajeev Nadkarni and Sanjeev Nadkarni
AwardsPadma Bhushan
Goa World Man of the Year Award

Suresh Shankar Nadkarni (1934–1995) was an Indian banker, corporate executive and the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).[1] Prior to his assignment with SEBI, he headed the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) and the Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI).[2] He was also serving as a director of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) since 1993.[3][4] He was credited with efforts in streamlining the Indian securities market and in introducing measures to prevent illegal trading of stocks,[1] including forward trading.[5] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in 1989, for his contributions to society,[6] making him the first banker so honoured.[2] In 1992, he was chosen as the Goa World Man of the Year by Goa Today Magazine.[7] He died on 31 January 1995, at the age of 60, succumbing to a heart attack.[1][8]


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  2. ^ a b Gita Piramal (14 October 2000). Business Maharajas. Penguin Books Limited. pp. 254–. ISBN 978-93-5118-739-4.
  3. ^ "People". Solid Business UK. 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Director Info - Suresh Shankar NADKARNI". Companies House. 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Forward trading urged for India". South China Morning Post. 6 February 1995. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "MAN OF THE YEAR". Goa Today. August 1996. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  8. ^ "Deaths". Tulsa World. 1 February 1995. Retrieved May 11, 2016.