On Tuesday morning the Former chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Rahul Khullar passed away.
Khullar, a 1975-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was appointed as TRAI chief in May 2012. He served at TRAI for three years. Khullar studied Economics at the Delhi School of Economics. He was the Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Trade prior to this posting. He was selected by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. He was also a former Income Tax Commissioner.
On Twitter, NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar expressed his condolences over Khullar’s death.
“Just heard very sad news of Rahul Khullar’s passing away. Known him since 1969 when we were together in St Stephen’s, then in MoF& again in ADB. One of the sharpest minds with impeccable integrity. Deepest condolences to Sindhushree. May his noble soul rest in eternal peace,” tweeted Kumar.
“Deeply shocked and saddened by the passing away of Rahul Khullar. Was a close endearing friend. Had a sophisticated understanding of complex economic issues. A man of amazing rectitude. May his soul rest in peace,” tweeted N K Singh, 15th Finance Commission chairman.