Manmohan Singh Age

Fomer Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was born on 26 September 1932, in Gah, Punjab, British India. After the Partition of India, his family migrated to Amritsar, India.

Manmohan Singh Family

Singh was born to Gurmukh Singh and Amrit Kaur into a Sikh family. He lost his mother when he was very young and was raised by his paternal grandmother, to whom he was very close.

Manmohan Singh Education

After the Partition of India, his family migrated to Amritsar, India, where he studied at Hindu College.

He attended Panjab University, then in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, studying Economics. Later he got his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 1952 and 1954, respectively, standing first throughout his academic career.

He completed his Economics Tripos at University of Cambridge as he was a member of St John’s College in 1957.

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Manmohan Singh Wife

Singh married Gursharan Kaur in 1958. They have three daughters, Upinder Singh, Daman Singh and Amrit Singh.

Manmohan Singh Daughter

He has three daughters, Upinder Singh, Daman Singh and Amrit Singh. Upinder Singh is a professor of history at Delhi University. She has written six books, including Ancient Delhi (1999) and A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India (2008).

Daman Singh is a graduate of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat. He author of The Last Frontier: People and Forests in Mizoram and a novel Nine by Nine.

Amrit Singh is a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union.

Ashok Pattnaik, 1983 batch IPS officer, son-in-law of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Government appointed him CEO of National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) in 2016.

Manmohan Singh RBI Governor

After obtaining his doctorate in economics from Oxford, Singh worked for the United Nations during 1966–69. He subsequently began his bureaucratic career when Lalit Narayan Mishra hired him as an advisor in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Soon in 1972, Singh was Chief Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance and in 1976 he was Secretary in the Finance Ministry.

In 1980–1982 he was at the Planning Commission. Later in 1982, he was appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank of India under then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee until 1985.

He went on to become the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission (India) from 1985 to 1987.

Following his tenure at the Planning Commission, he was Secretary General of the South Commission, an independent economic policy think tank headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland from 1987 to November 1990.

Manmohan Singh Biography

In 1991, as India faced a severe economic crisis, newly elected Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao surprisingly inducted the apolitical Singh into his cabinet as Finance Minister.

Over the next few years, despite strong opposition, he as a Finance Minister carried out several structural reforms that liberalised India’s economy.

These measures proved successful in averting the crisis, and enhanced Singh’s reputation globally as a leading reform-minded economist.  However incumbent Congress party fared poorly in the 1996 general election.

Subsequently, Singh served as Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government of 1998–2004.

In 2004, when the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) came to power, its chairperson Sonia Gandhi unexpectedly relinquished the premiership to Manmohan Singh.

Singh’s first ministry executed several key legislations and projects, including the Rural Health Mission, Unique Identification Authority, Rural Employment Guarantee scheme and Right to Information Act.

The 2009 general election saw the UPA return with an increased mandate, with Singh retaining the office of Prime Minister.

Over the next few years, Singh’s second ministry government faced a number of corruption charges. The opposition charge him over the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the 2G spectrum allocation case and the allocation of coal blocks.

After his term ended in 2014 he opted out from the race to the office of the Prime Minister of India during 2014 Indian general election.

Singh was never member of the Lok Sabha but continues to serve as member of the Parliament of India. He represented the state of Assam in the Rajya Sabha for the fifth consecutive term since 1991.

Manmohan Singh Achievements

Singh executed several key legislation and projects, including the Rural Health Mission, Unique Identification Authority, Rural Employment Guarantee scheme and Right to Information Act.

Although India’s economy grew rapidly under him, its security was threatened by several terrorist incidents and the continuing Maoist insurgency.

Manmohan Singh Movie

The Accidental Prime Minister is a 2019 Indian biographical film on Manmohan Singh based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by Sanjaya Baru.

Manmohan Singh Quotes

His vision was to industrialize India, to urbanize India, and in the process he hoped that we would create a new society — more rational, more humane, less ridden by caste and religious sentiments. That was the grand vision that Nehru had.

If our commitment to remain an open society is one of the pillars of our nationhood, the other is our commitment to remain an open economy.

I wish President Musharraf well, we want to work with him to bring greater balance in our own relations. But I have to be realistic enough to recognize the role that terrorist elements have played in the last few years in the history of Pakistan.

Dalits have faced a unique discrimination in our society that is fundamentally different from the problems of minority groups in general. The only parallel to the practice of untouchability was apartheid.

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