Manmohan Singh is rightly acclaimed as a thinker and a scholar. He is well regarded for his diligence and his academic approach to work, as well as his accessibility and his unassuming demeanour. Singh completed his Matriculation examinations from the Punjab University in Singh followed this with a D. This presaged a subsequent appointment as Secretary General of the South Commission in Geneva between and In , Dr.
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Narasimha Rao took up the task of political management largely insulating Dr. Manmohan Singh from political pressure and interference. During his tenure as the Finance Minister, Singh was widely credited for carrying out liberalising reforms in India in which resulted in the weakening of Licence Raj system. Manmohan Singh married Gursharan Kaur in However, the family has largely stayed out of the limelight. Their three daughters - Upinder, Daman and Amrit, have successful, non-political, careers.
Upinder Singh is a professor of history at Delhi University. Daman Singh is a graduate of St. The University of Oxford awarded him an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree in June , and in October , the University of Cambridge followed with the same honour.
Following the general elections, Singh was unexpectedly declared as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the Indian National Congress-led United Progressive Alliance.
Eminent writer Khushwant Singh lauded Mr. Singh immediately returned Rs 2 lakh he had borrowed from the writer for hiring taxis. Terming him as the best example of integrity, Mr. Political Career of Dr. He lost the only time he contested a parliamentary election for the lower house Lok Sabha. From to he was leader of the opposition but became prime minister in May when the Congress Party won a coalition majority in the national election.
This is because Sonia Gandhi turned down the prime minister-ship. In government forces stormed the sacred Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar to root out Sikh militants. Although governing such a diverse nation as India with a coalition is difficult, during his first two years in office Singh achieved a measure of success. The Indian economy continued to grow at an impressive rate. The fractured relationship with Pakistan showed signs of slowly improving, although the deeper issue of who controls Kashmir remained unresolved.
Equally as important, political and trade relations with the United States improved considerably. The government also spearheaded a massive project aimed at eradicating rural poverty.
Singh was always an unlikely politician, who was routed in a parliamentary election in In fact, he has never won an election and sits in the upper house.
Politically, Manmohan Singh is the classic example of the stateless politician. After the Indian National Congress won the general elections, Singh was reappointed as the Prime Minister of India on May 22, , making him the first Indian Prime Minister since Jawahar Lal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term before this over 40 years ago.
In , TIME magazine listed him among the most influential people in the world. Newsweek magazine also lists him as one of 10 world leaders who have won respect and was described as "the leader other leaders love". Manmohan Singh stayed with the Congress Party despite continuous marginalization and defeats in the elections of , and It seemed that a party which turned to old links to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and a foreigner for political leadership had no future or potential to look forward to.
The Left Front decided to support a Congress alliance government from outside in order to keep the "communal forces" out of power. Sonia Gandhi was elected leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party and was expected to become the Prime Minister but in a surprise move, declined to accept the post and instead nominated Dr.
Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister. There were protests within the Congress about her refusal but eventually people accepted her decision and the allies too accepted her choice. Singh secured the nomination for prime minister on May 19, when President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam officially asked him to form a government. His appointment is notable as it comes 20 years after India witnessed significant tensions between the Indian central government and the Punjabi Sikh community.
Manmohan Singh had the first official state visit to the White House during the administration of U. President Barack Obama. The visit took place in November , and several discussions took place, including on trade and nuclear power.
It was set during a wider visit to the United States by Dr. Manmohan Singh. He is the 14th prime minister of India. He belongs to Sikh Religion. He has worked with 2 Presidents; Dr. Positions Held by Dr. Provide your reason Leave your email if you would like additional information. Rating: 5 1 Votes.
An economist,  Singh arriving at the 33rd G8 summit in Heiligendamm After the general elections , the Indian National Congress ended the incumbent National Democratic Alliance NDA tenure by becoming the political party with the single largest number of seats in the Lok Sabha. Despite the fact that Singh had never won a Lok Sabha seat, according to the BBC , he "has enjoyed massive popular support, not least because he was seen by many as a clean politician untouched by the taint of corruption that has run through many Indian administrations. He liberalised the Indian economy, allowing it to speed up development dramatically. During his term as Prime Minister, Singh continued to encourage growth in the Indian market, enjoying widespread success in these matters.
Manmohan Singh Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More
He was first admitted to a village school in Gah, Peshawar; where his roll no. It was there that his father showed up after a long time; who had remarried a while ago. He took Manmohan to live with his second family in Peshawar. Manmohan was not very happy at this. Manmohan Singh was year-old at that time. Khalsa High School in Chakwal Where Manmohan Singh Did His Schooling After moving to Peshawar, the fears that Manmohan Singh had about his new family were soon banished; as his step-mother, Sitawanti Kaur was very warm and affectionate to him, and soon, he developed a good rapport with her.
Manmohan Singh Biography