Economist

Manmohan Singh

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Born:

Manmohan Singh, who was former PM of India, and Indian economist, born on 26 September 1932, In Punjab.

Family Background:

He is the son of Gurmukh Singh and his wife Amrit Kaur. At the very young age, He lost his mother. After he grew up with his paternal grandmother.

Personal Life:

In 1958, He married Gursharan Kau. The couple blessed with three daughters, Upinder Singh, Daman Singh and Amrit Singh.

Education:

He started his education at Hindu College in Amritsar. He completed his Bachelor and master degree in economics In 1952 and 1954. After he completed his economic Tripos at the Cambridge University and became a member of St John’s College. In 1960, He received the D.Phil from the University of Oxford.

Career:

After completing his study, He returned to India and worked at  United Nations Conference on Trade and Development from 1966 to 1969.  Later he appointed by Lalit Narayan Mishra for an advisor to the ministry of foreign trade. He worked as a professor of International Trade at the Delhi School of Economics. In March 1991, he was the chairman of the University Grant Commision. In June 1991, He was selected as Finance Minister by  P. V. Narasimha Rao the PM of India at the time. He held his post till 1996. At the same time, He was selected to the upper house of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha. He was again re-elected in 1995, 2001, 2007, and 2013. He was the leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 1998 to 2004 when Bharatiya Janata Party was in power. In 2004 General Elections, Indian National Congress party had joined hands with the allies, formed the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and had defeated BJP. Congress leader, Sonia Gandhi had recommended Singh’s name for the post of Prime Minister and on May 22, 2004, He had become the 14th Prime Minister of India. On 22 May 2009, He was re-elected as a Prime Minister of India. On May 17, 2014, He resigned from his post.

Unknown Facts:

  • He became the first Sikh Prime Minister of India, Who Served as PM from 2004 to 2014.
  • He can not read Hindi. His speeches are written in Urdu and he has to practice before giving a speech.
  • He is the most qualified PM in India as well as the whole world.

Master Stroke:

  • 1976 to 1980, He served as Director of Reserve Bank of India.
  • He had worked to improve the conditions of India’s poor, resolving conflicts with Pakistan and had also improved relations among various religious groups of India.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 976, He awarded professorship at the Jawaharlal University Delhi.
  • In 1987, He honored the Padma Vibhushan.
  • In 1993, He was named the Finance Minister of the year
  • In 2005, He listed in top 100 Influential People in the World by the Time Magazine.
  • In 2014, He received the honor of ‘Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers’ by the Government of Japan.

What can we learn from him??

Like Manmohan Singh, Always stay Humble and Modest. Improve your knowledge because knowledge is the biggest key to become a success.

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