NEW DELHI – Well-known economist Dr Girish Mishra passed away on Friday night. He was 80 years old. Born in Motihari, Bihar on December 30, 1939, Dr Mishra completed his schooling in Motihari, Bihar, and then came to Delhi from Patna University where he completed his PhD from Delhi School of Economics.
He had been unwell for many years. Twenty days ago his wife also passed away. He is survived by two sons.
Son of freedom fighter Vibhuti Mishra, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from East Champaran district in 1952, Dr Mishra has written more than 20 books on economics, including the economic policies of Nehru and Congress and on Lohia.
Dr Mishra was earlier associated with the Communist Party of India, but due to his views, he was ousted from the party.
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had then inducted him into the Congress. He was a friend of late P C Joshi and C Rajeshwar Rao.
He retired as reader from Delhi University’s Kirori Mal College, about two decades ago and was engaged in freelance writing. His columns were published in all major English dailies for several years. He has also written a book on world famous author Balzac.
His funeral will take place at the cremation ground at Lodi Road at 1630 hrs this evening.