Manmohan Singh Birthday: Former Prime Minister, senior Congress leader and famous economist Dr. Manmohan Singh will be celebrating his 88th birthday on September 26th, 2020.
The 13th Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh is one of the most knowledgeable people of our country, he is also called the father of the liberal economy in India. He was the first Sikh Prime Minister who served the country for two consecutive terms from 2004 to 2014. Currently, he is a Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan.
On the special occasion of his birthday, here are lesser-known facts about the former Prime Minister:
1. Manmohan Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in Gah, Chakwal district, Punjab, undivided India. His family migrated to India after the partition.
2. He completed his studies from Hindu College, Amritsar and graduated from Punjab University, after completing his MA he went to Cambridge University, London for higher education.
3. Later, Manmohan Singh worked in the Ministry of Commerce as an Economic Advisor in 1971. In 1972, he worked as the Chief Advisor in the Ministry of Finance.
4. Those who are not aware, Manmohan Singh has also held the post of Chairman of University Grants Commission, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, and later Governor of Reserve Bank.
5. Singh served as the Finance Minister of India from 1991-1996. He adopted the policy of open trade to rid the country of the economic crisis. The economic progress that India has achieved today was behind the big role of economic reforms.
6. Manmohan Singh was the man that helped usher in liberalization and privatization and globalisation of the Indian economy.
7. Manmohan Singh was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1991. Singh was also the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 1998 to 2004. Manmohan Singh became the Prime Minister of the country from 2004 to 2014.
8. Manmohan Singh was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1987, the Asia Money Award in 1993, the Euro Money Award in 1994, the Jawaharlal Nehru Award of the Indian Science Congress in 1995 and the Adam Smith Award in 1996.
9. Singh can not read Hindi and all his Hindi speeches were written in Urdu. He has also admitted that his first T.V. speech took him three days to practice.
10. Since Jawaharlal Nehru, he was the only Prime Minister to be re-elected after completing 5 years of the term.