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Former Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian on Friday claimed that the reciting the Hindu hymn of Hanuman Chalisa helped a student get admission to a US university.

Subramanian had served as India’s chief economic advisor from 2018 to 2021. He is currently the executive director of the International Monetary Fund.

On Friday, Subramanian wrote on Twitter that the student had been named on the waitlist at two universities.

“Just intuitively, I recommended both the kid and his father to chant together the Hanuman Chalisa every day…” Subramanian wrote. “To their credit, they both chanted diligently every day and now the kid has made it to both the universities, which about a couple of months before looked extremely improbable.”

In another tweet, he said that people often confuse scholarship and faith as substitutes when they are, according to him, compliments to each other.

“For example, till I wrote any exam or undertook any task, I worked hard as if everything was in my control,”…

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