Padma Bhushan economist VS Vyas passes away at 87
Padma Bhushan awardee and noted agricultural economist Vijay Shankar Vyas passed away on Wednesday in Jaipur after a brief illness. He was 87. The last rites will be performed at Lal Kothi crematorium, his elder son Vikram Vyas said. Vyas is survived by his wife and two sons. He had held several prestigious, professional, and leadership positions in national and international organizations. Here's more.
Vyas was Director of IIM Ahmedabad
The economist was the Director of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Jaipur. Vyas was also a Senior Advisor in World Bank's Agriculture and Rural Development Department. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condoled Vyas's demise. Gehlot said Vyas's contribution in forming the country's economic and public welfare policy was immense.
Vasundhara Raje's tweet condoling Vyas's demise
Deeply saddened by the demise of Mr. Vijay Shankar Vyas. A noted agricultural economist and Padma Bhusan his work was was acclaimed world over. With his passing #Rajasthan and especially Bikaner has lost one of its leading sources of inspiration. My condolences to the family.— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) September 12, 2018
Ashok Gehlot also offered condolences on Vyas's demise
My heartfelt condolences on the demise of noted economist n Padma Bhushan awardee Prof. Vijay Shankar Vyas ji. He served as the Member, Economic Advisory Council to the PM in Dr Singh n Vajpayee ji’s tenure. Sh Vyas was very close to Dr Singh. His contribution will be missed. RIP— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) September 12, 2018