‘Was Messi Also A Post-Graduate In…?’ RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das On ‘History Major’ Taunts

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das showed his witty side on Wednesday when asked by a reporter on taunts faced by him being a central bank governor despite completing post-graduaton in history. Das, speaking at a summit hosted by a media house, questioned if Argentinian football legend Lionel Messi was also a post-graduate in history.

Das made the remark when the reporter compared his position to an opponent facing Messi at a football arena in Qatar, which recently hosted the FIFA World Cup.

“Don’t mind it, but was Messi also a post-graduate in history? Not often, but I am sometimes reminded by people that I am supposed to have done history,” PTI quoted Das as saying.

Das completed his master’s degree in history from Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College. He was made the RBI Governor after the sudden exit of Urjit Patel in December 2018.