After I received several posts about Urjit Patel’s wife being a sister of Nita Ambani, I did a little digging on the net and this is what I found:

Nita Ambani has only one sister and her name is Mamta Dalal. (Their father’s name is Ravindrabhai Dalal).

pic-1Mamta works as a teacher in Dhirubhai Ambani School in Bandra.

Urjit Patel on the other hand is married to Kanan Patel and they have two children, Eishan and Ishika. Kanan is the daughter of Anil R. Patel. She has two sisters, Rachana and Shweta.

I am aware that the rumour mongers will not be convinced, but all I can say is they could get this information from the internet.

Urjit Patel is a highly accomplished Economist. He was born into a wealthy Kenyan (of Gujarati origin) business family in Nairobi in 1963.

Patel obtained his Bachelor’s in Economics from the London School of Economics , M. Phil. degree from Oxford University , and doctorate in Economics from Yale University .

He was at International Monetary Fund India desk in 1991 and was posted to the IMF country mission in India 1992–95.

He just had a one year stint as President at Reliance in 1997 (almost 20 years ago).

He went on deputation from the IMF to the Reserve Bank of India, where he played an advisory role in the development of the debt market, banking sector reforms, etc. After the two-year deputation with RBI, Patel became a Consultant to the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs.

Between 2000 and 2004, Dr. Patel worked with several High Level Committees at both Central and State Government levels.

Not many know that when Patel applied for an Indian passport, before taking up the offer to become the RBI deputy governor in 2013, his recommendation letter addressed to the home ministry was written by none other than Manmohan Singh, then the Prime Minister of India. “He is very important for the country,” Singh had said. On 11 January 2013 (during the Congress regime), Urjit Patel was appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI for a period of three years.

So those who think all of this was a conspiracy plotted by Modi, Ambani, Adani and whoever else, may enjoy a poor night’s sleep and a good week’s worth of plotting imagining another conspiracy and Adani/Ambani connection…..

Get a life, guys and rid yourself of the bees in your bonnet and get the self imposed monkeys off your back.