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Meghnad Desai, Baron Desai

British economist and politician

1940   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Mumbai, University of Pennsylvania
occupation: economist, author, university teacher, writer, politician
award received: Padma Bhushan
position held: Member of the House of Lords

Meghnad Jagdishchandra Desai, Baron Desai (born 10 July 1940), is a British economist and Labour politician. He stood unsuccessfully for the position of Lord Speaker in the British House of Lords in 2011, the first ever non-UK born candidate to do so. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India, in 2008.
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