IMF’s First Deputy MD Gita Gopinath in Mysuru for dad’s 85th birthday

IMF’s First Deputy MD Gita Gopinath in Mysuru for dad’s 85th birthday

May 12, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru:  Mysuru-born Gita Gopinath, who is the First Deputy Managing Director — the number two official — at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has come to her hometown Mysuru to celebrate her father T.V. Gopinath’s 85th birthday.

Her father celebrated his birthday yesterday and Gita tweeted a family photo and said, “A great feeling to celebrate my father’s 85th birthday with him and my mother.” The internationally renowned economist is seen wearing a traditional saree in the photo along with her father and mother V.C. Vijayalakshmi, residents of Kuvempunagar, Mysuru.

Gita Gopinath was elevated to First Deputy MD’s post from her earlier position of Chief Economist of IMF, the global financial lender.

Yesterday, the family visited the Lord Ayyappa Swamy Temple and Sri Krishna Temple at the foot of                               Chamundi Hill.

“We are touched by my daughter’s gesture to come home for three days just for my birthday. We visited the temple yesterday at 6 am and performed special pujas. She will be going back to the US tomorrow,” Gopinath told Star of Mysore this morning.

While many have appreciated Gita’s gesture, others have lauded her and her family for keeping the traditions alive despite her holding a global position.

Varun Garg wrote, “One of the highest position holders in IMF, and look at the simplicity. That’s what Indian culture teaches. Gems like Gita Gopinath are true influencers/celebrities of the society.”

5 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “IMF’s First Deputy MD Gita Gopinath in Mysuru for dad’s 85th birthday”

  1. P s l das says:

    Yes ,she is flag bearer of Indian tradition in present days of multinational responsibility.

  2. Seetharaman. G.S. says:

    One of the best representatives of INDIA in IMF, maintaining the good old and valuable traditions of of our Motherland.

  3. Kawakawaffoxgowda says:

    IMF is a UN body, and hence any one from a country like India, with the requisite qualifications can be selected.
    It is NO2 position, not NO1. Talk about the UN Secretary General’s position, then that is something.
    What are you posters getting out of this Every country has some one at the highest position in a world body. Portugal has the UN Secretary General.
    India is not unique, hence get on with your work, and ensure that your country is free of corruption and nepotism.

  4. koppal boregowda says:

    Hey posters
    Move on, India is not unique except for corruption and nepotism.

  5. Mann Ki Baat, Bisi Bele Baat! says:

    She is 50 years old. Settle in the US, an American citizen and married to a Sikh.
    A Malayalee, and her only connection in her childhood is a convent school in Mysore. Like any other mon-Mysoreans, her parents have settled in Mysore!
    Just get over it. Nothing special as every country has some one like this in the UN Body, including Portugal, where Its ex_PM is now the UN Secretary General.
    What you have in India is corruption, nepotism and reservations by claiming backward caste status.


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