Former Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital on Sunday.
The preliminary reports claimed that the ex-PM was taken to the premier hospital in Delhi after he complained of chest pain. He has been reportedly kept under observation at cardiothoracic ward.
According to sources, the senior Congress leader was admitted in the hospital at 8.40pm and has been kept under observation at the cardio-thoracic ward.
Before beginning his political career, Manmohan Singh held prominent positions in different organisations. His career started with the United Nations in 1966. His bureaucratic career saw him holding key posts such as an advisor to the Foreign Trade Ministry, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India, Governor of Reserve Bank of India and Head of Planning Commission. His political career began in 1991 when India was going through a serious economic crisis. The then Prime Minister of India, P.V. Narasimha Rao, commissioned him as the Finance Minister.
He was also the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 1998 to 2004 when Atal Behari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister.
Manmohan Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in a family of Gurmukh Singh Amrit Kaur in Gah, Punjab. During Partition, his family travelled to Amritsar in India. In the year 1958, Manmohan Singh married Gursharan Kaur. They are blessed with 3 daughters, Amrit Singh, Daman Singh, and Upinder Singh.
Political Journey of Dr Manmohan Singh
- In 1991, he became the Finance Minister of India in P.V. Narasimha Rao’s government. Singh remained in the post from 21 June, 1991 to 15 May, 1996.
- Manmohan Singh was the Leader of Opposition in the Upper House of the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, from 1998 to 2004.
- From 22 May 2004 to 26 May 2014, he was the Prime Minister of India and Leader of the Rajya Sabha.
- He was elected as Rajya Sabha member again in June 2007 and June 2013.
- He did not contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Books and Articles written by Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh wrote a book named India’s Export Trends & Prospects for Self – Sustained Growth in 1964. He also wrote multiple articles that were published in a range of economics journals.
Professional Career of Manmohan Singh
- Manmohan Singh served as a Senior Lecturer in Economics for the period 1957 – 1959.
- Manmohan Singh was a Reader from 1959 – 1963.
- Manmohan Singh was a Professor from 1963 – 1965.
- In the year 1966, Manmohan Singh was Honorary Professor at Delhi School of Economics
- Manmohan Singh worked with UNCTD from 1966 to 1969.
- Manmohan Singh served in International Trade as a Professor from 1969 – 1971
- Manmohan Singh was appointed by Shri Lalit Narayan Mishra as an advisor of Ministry of Foreign Trade
- Manmohan Singh was the Professor of International Trade in the year 1969 at Delhi School of Economics
- In the year 1972, Manmohan Singh became the Chief Economic Advisor to the Ministry of Finance
- Manmohan Singh was the Secretary in Ministry of Finance in 1976
- In the year 1976, Manmohan Singh was the Honorary Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University
- For the period 1976 – 1980, Manmohan Singh was the Director of Reserve Bank of India
- For the period 1976 – 1980, Manmohan Singh was the Director of Industrial Development Bank of India
- For the period 1982 – 1985, Manmohan Singh served as the Governor of RBI
- For the period 1985 – 1987, Manmohan Singh served as Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission
- For the period 1987 – 1990, Manmohan Singh was serving as the Secretary-General of the South Commission
- Manmohan Singh was the Union Public Commission’s Chairman in the year 1991 & thereafter became the University Grants Commission’s Chairman.
- Dr Singh was the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014.