Dr Manmohan Singh, veteran Congress chief and former prime minister who ran a coalition authorities between 2004-2014, turns 88 right now.
Earlier than he turned the prime minister, his brightest second was ushering within the 1991 financial reforms beneath the Narasimha Rao authorities. He was Rao’s finance minister.
The 1991 Finances is feted by many as one which laid the foundations of a contemporary India and the roadmap for pushing financial reforms within the nation. Nevertheless, Singh by no means stopped to share the credit score together with his boss PV Narasimha Rao.
“It was a tough alternative and a daring choice and it was doable as a result of Prime Minister Narasimha Rao gave me the liberty to roll out issues, after he absolutely understood what was ailing India’s economic system at the moment,” Singh, who has additionally been held the publish of the RBI Governor throughout his celebrated profession, was quoted as saying by the PTI at Rao’ centenary celebrations.
Right here’s every little thing you should learn about one in every of Congress’ best stalwarts
— Singh was born on September 26, 1932 within the Punjab province of Pakistan earlier than the partition of India.
–He studied on the Panjab College, College of Cambridge and obtained his doctorate in economics from the College of Oxford. He later taught on the Panjab College in addition to Delhi Faculty of Economics, and the College of Delhi.
–Dr. Manmohan Singh served because the 13th Prime Minister of India between 2004 and 2014 after the UPA defeated the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA authorities. The economist served because the Chief of Opposition within the Rajya Sabha from 1998 to 2004.
–The Indian economist additionally served because the governor of the Reserve Financial institution of India (RBI) from 1982 to 1985.
— Singh has held a number of key posts together with the chief financial advisor between 1972 and 1976 whereas was the pinnacle of the Planning Fee from 1985 to 1987.
— Dr. Singh additionally labored with the United Nations twice, as soon as from 1966 – 1969, as financial affairs officer for the United Nations Convention on Commerce and Growth (UNCTAD). His second stint within the UN from 1987 to 1990 was because the secretary basic of the South Fee, which is an intergovernmental organisation of growing economies.
–He’s presently a Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan.