Bazil Shaikh

Bazil Shaikh is an author and a former central banker who served in different capacities with the Reserve Bank of India, including as Secretary to the Bank. His work areas have spanned trade, exchange rate and reserve management, rural development, human resource management, and strategic planning and governance, amongst others. He had headed the team that conceived, researched and curated the Reserve Bank Monetary Museum at Mumbai. His doctoral thesis was on the Evolution of Modern Banking in India, and he has authored several websites and publications, notably, The Paper & the Promise: A Brief History of Currency & Banknotes in India, Mint Road Milestones: RBI at 75, and The Conjuror’s Trick: An Interpretive History of Paper Money in India.