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COA chief Vinod Rai and member Diana Edulji address media after the General Body meeting at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai.

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Northeast association chiefs with Vinod Rai

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BCCI COA member Vinod Rai and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar release author Devendra Prabhudesai's book "Hero - A Biography of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar", in Mumbai.

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(From left) SC-appointed COA members Vikram Limaye and Vinod Rai with BCCI CEO Rahul Johri

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(clockwise from top left) Vinod Rai, Ramchandra Guha, Diana Edulji, Vikram Limaye

Members of the Supreme Court appointed three-member panel of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) former CAG India Vinod Rai (C), IDFC Managing Director and CEO Vikram Limaye and sportsperson Diana Edulji (R) after a meeting, in Mumbai.

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Members of the Supreme Court appointed three-member panel of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) former CAG India Vinod Rai (L), sportsperson Diana Edulji and IDFC Managing Director and CEO Vikram Limaye after a meeting, in Mumbai.

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Members of the Supreme Court appointed three-member panel of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) former CAG India Vinod Rai (R), IDFC Managing Director and CEO Vikram Limaye and sportsperson Diana Edulji (L) after a meeting, in Mumbai.

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Former cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian and advocate Karuna Nundy release the book "Not Just An Accountant" written by the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Vinod Rai (L) in New Delhi

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Grand pruner In 2011, at his official residence

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Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Autior General of India at his office in New Delhi

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Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Autior General of India at his office in New Delhi

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Ace hitter Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai

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Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai (L) shares a laugh with Janta Party President Subramanian Swami (2nd R) at the Hindu College Distinguished Alumni Awards function in New Delhi.

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“Meri zarooratein kam hai, ISI liye mere zameer mein dum hai,” snaps Ajay Devgn at corrupt politican Jaykant Shikre in Singham. Come to think of it, Vinod Rai with his series of reports on the 2G scam, irregularities in the Commonwealth Games and Reliance Industries-KG gas, too, has taken on the Congress led-UPA government, which is now facing a credibility crisis. That Rai is as spunky as Devgn’s character in the movie is evident when he tells Outlook, responding to an insinuation on whether CAG had the expertise and understanding of various issues “…let anybody come face-to-face with our officers and we’ll show them the extent of our understanding.” The question is, in the real world, can Rai achieve what Devgn did in the flick?

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Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai after attending Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) in connection with 2G spectrum case in New Delhi.

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Man In Black: On the terrace of the CAG’s head office in central Delhi

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