Renowned Academician G K Chadha passes away in New Delhi

New Delhi: Noted economist and academician G. K. Chadha died Saturday after a heart attack, a statement said. He was 73.

The first president of the SAARC-established South Asian University, Chadha was associated with the university since its inception in 2008, said a university statement.

Born in 1940, Chadha was also the former vice chancellor and professor emeritus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Chadha had also served as member of the Economic Advisory Council to the prime minister and chaired the UGC Pay Review Committee (Sixth Pay Commission) for university and college teachers.

He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.