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Ex-PM Dr. Manmohan Singh Profile, Biography, Education, Achievements, Awards

Ex-Prime Minister of India Dr.Manmohan Singh Profile, Biography, Early Life, Family Background, Achievements, Awards  

Dr. Manmohan Singh was the former Prime Minister of India. Dr. Manmohan Singh was the first Sikh to hold the post of Prime Minister of India.

Dr. Manmohan Singh was born on 26th September 1932 at Punjab into a Sikh family.

Dr. Manmohan Singh received his early education from the Hindu College, Amritsar. In 1957 Manmohan Singh completed his honors degree from University of Cambridge. In 1962 Manmohan Singh completed his D.Phil. in Economics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Dr. Manmohan Singh worked for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from 1966 to 1969.

Dr. Manmohan Singh worked as a Professor of International Trade at the Delhi School of Economics from 1969 to 1971.

In 1991, Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao appointed him as the Finance Minister of India in his government.

Dr. Manmohan Singh served as the Leader of Opposition in the Upper House, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was in power from 1998 to 2004.

On 22nd May 2004, Dr. Manmohan Singh became the 14th Prime Minister of India.

United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was again successful in forming the government in the 15th Lok Sabha elections and he was re-elected as the Prime Minister of India on 22nd May 2009.

As the Finance Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh was successful in implementing economic reforms that aimed at enhancing the productivity and liberalization of the economy. 

Dr. Manmohan Singh received the Padma Vibhushan in 1987.

During his tenure as the Prime Minister, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and the Right to Information Act were passed by the Parliament in 2005. 

Dr. Manmohan Singh was the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from several prestigious institutions such as University of Alberta (1997), University of Oxford (2005), University of Cambridge (2006) and King Saud University (2010).

Born: 26 September 1932 (age 85 years), Gah, Pakistan
Height: 1.75 m
Spouse: Gursharan Kaur (m. 1958)
Education: St John's College, Cambridge (1956–1957), MORE
Previous offices: Minister of Finance of India (2012–2012), MORE

 

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