Subimal Mookerjee, 89, a retired International Monetary Fund deputy director, died Feb. 7 at his home in Seattle.

The cause was cancer. A son, Kirit Mookerjee, confirmed the death.

Dr. Mookerjee worked for the IMF from 1951 to 1984, retiring as a deputy director of the exchange and trade relations department.

Before becoming a deputy director, he spent many years as a senior adviser at the IMF and was a mission chief on delegations to implement policy in Sudan, Egypt, Greece and the former Yugoslavia.

Subimal Mookerjee was born in Dhaka, in what is now Bangladesh. He was a 1946 graduate of the University of Calcutta in India and received a doctorate in economics from Harvard University in 1950. He became a U.S. citizen in the mid-2000s.

He moved to Seattle from Bethesda in 2006.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rosemary Mann Mookerjee of Seattle; three children, Kirit Mookerjee of Arlington, Robin Mookerjee of Brooklyn and Paula Mookerjee of Seattle; and three grandsons.

— Adam Bernstein