Raghuram Rajan, head of India's Central Bank
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Raghuram Rajan in charge of India's faltering economy

4 September 2013 Last updated at 09:39 BST

India's chief economic adviser Raghuram Rajan takes over as the head of the country's central bank this month.

Rajan is an internationally acclaimed economist but he takes charge at a time when the Indian economy is facing a rough road ahead with the rupee falling to record lows against the US dollar.

So what's expected from the new governor?

Sameer Hashmi reports from Mumbai.