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Raja Chelliah (Raja Jesudoss Chelliah) was born on 12 December, 1922 in United States, is an economist. Discover Raja Chelliah’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 87 years old?

Popular As Raja Jesudoss Chelliah
Occupation N/A
Age 87 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 12 December 1922
Birthday 12 December
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Date of death (2009-04-07)
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Nationality United States

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Who Is Raja Chelliah’s Wife?

His wife is Sita Chelliah

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Wife Sita Chelliah
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Children Two daughters

Raja Chelliah Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Raja Chelliah worth at the age of 87 years old? Raja Chelliah’s income source is mostly from being a successful economist. He is from United States. We have estimated
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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
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Upon his return from the United States, he worked as a senior economist at the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi between 1958 and 1961. He was a reader and professor at the Department of Economics of University of Rajasthan between 1961-1966 and professor of economics at Osmania University between 1966 and 1969. He was invited to work with the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. and worked as a chief of Fiscal Analysis Division, Fiscal Affairs Department between 1969 and 1975. He was the founding director of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy between 1976 and 1985. He was a member of the Planning Commission between 1985-1990 and also member of the Finance Commission from 1987 to 1989. He served as chairman of Tax Reforms Committee of Union Government between 1991 and 1993 and as chairman of the Tax Reforms and Revenue Augmentation Commission in Tamil Nadu during 2002-2003


Raja Jesudoss Chelliah (12 December 1922 – 7 April 2009) was an economist and founding chairman of the Madras School of Economics. He completed an MA in economics from the University of Madras and PhD in the United States. He worked as the chief of the Fiscal Analysis Division, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund between 1969 and 1975. He served as a consultant to the government of Papua New Guinea on Centre Provincial Financial Relations. He also worked in several state and central government financial institutions in India. He was considered a public finance expert in India, instrumental in bringing about the early reforms to the direct taxation structure. He was awarded Padma Vibushan in 2007. He is often referred to as “The Father of Tax Reforms”.

He was born on 12 December 1922. His father Chelliah Pillai was his greatest inspiration. He graduated with a master’s degree in economics from University of Madras and worked as a lecturer in Madras Christian College for five years before going to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship to do a PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. He was married to Sita Chelliah with whom he had two daughters. He died on 7 April 2009.