Dr. Manmohan Singh

Dr. Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India was born on September 26th , 1932 in Gah (West Punjab ) now in Pakistan. Known as a gentleman politician, Dr. Manmohan Singh has brought about far reachin reforms in India’s economic growth.. Here we listed out Former India Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievemnet, etc.,

Born On 26 September 1932
Born In Gah, Punjab, British India (Present-day Punjab, Pakistan)
Occupation Economist, bureaucrat
Nationality Indian
Known as A blue print for a prime minister
Spouse Gursharan Kaur
Awards Padma Vibhushan (1987), Euro Money Award,  Finance Minister of the year (1993) and Asia Money Award and Finance Minister of the year for Asia (1994).

 

  • Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India was born on September 26th H, 1932 in Gah (West Punjab ) now in Pakistan. Known as a gentleman politician, Dr. Manmohan Singh has brought about far reachin reforms in India’s economic growth.
  • His father, Gurumukh Singh was a fruit merchant and his mother was Amrit Kaur. He was one of their ten children.
  • He had his earlier education in Punjab University and then in Oxford and Cambridge. His potential was evident when he won Cambridge’s prestigious Adam Smith Prize for distinguished performance at St. Johan’s College Cambridge in 1955 and 1957.  His doctoral thesis was on India’s export-promotion activities.
  • After his return to India he served as lecture in Punja’sb University (1957-1966). He then went on to serve the UNCTAD (United Nations Council on Trade and Agricultural Development ) for about three years till 1969.  Then he joined the Delhi School of Economic as a professor.
  • He served as Economic Adviser, Finance Secretary Governor or RBI (Reserve Bank Of India) Deputy Chairman Of Planning Commission and Chairman Of UGC (University of Grand Commission) till the early 90’s.
  • It was in 1991 that Dr. Singh was asked to take up the portfolio Finance Minister in P.V. Narasimha Rao’s cabinet.  It came as a surprise to him.
  • When he took over, India’s economy was in shambles and the country was plunging into bankruptcy. India had an unsustainable fiscal deficit of 8.5 per cent of the GDP.  Its foreign exchange reserves had sunk to a very low level.
  • He put one condition before the Prime Minister, Mr. Narasimha Rao   He said he needed a free hand with minimum interference.  The Prime Minister fully supported Dr. Singh’s vision and India embarked on a path of reform.
  • He slashed red tapism, simplified the system, and removed stifling controls and regulations to create an environment conducive to business. This resulted in economic revival industrial growth, control of inflation and high growth rate.
  • His liberalization policy edged India as a global player and helped India t manifolds.
  • He changed the way the corporate India thinks and with it the lives of millions of middle-class Indians.  He changed the outlook of foreigners towards India.
  • He has won several awards during his illustrious career viz., the Padma Vibhushan (1987), Euro Money Award, Finance Minister of the year (1993) and Asia Money Award and Finance Minister of the year for Asia (1994).
  • The architect of India’s economic reforms has nothing but administration from all fellow Indians.  He is hard working, meticulous and a humane.
  • He leads a simple life, and spends most of his time reading.
  • He has photographic memory and prepares all lectures and speeches himself.
  • India is indeed fortunate to have Dr. manmohan Singh as its Prime Minister.

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