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May 26, 2013

Rare Photos Of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh is the 13th and current Prime Minister of India. A renowned economist, he is the only Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term, and the first Sikh to hold the office.

Manmohan Singh was born on 26 September 1932 in Gah (now in Punjab, Pakistan), into a Sikh family to Gurmukh Singh (Father) & Amrit Kaur (Mother), Manmohan Singh's family migrated to Amritsar, India during its partition in 1947.  Manmohan Singh is the eldest in the family of six sisters and four brothers.

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

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Rare Photo with Wife Gursharan Kaur & Daughter Upinder 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, and author of The Last Frontier: People and Forests in Mizoram and a novel Nine by Nine, she is married to an I.P.S official Ashok Patnaik who is on deputation to Intelligence Bureau. Amrit Singh is a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union.

Manmohan Singh studied at Hindu College. He attended Punjab University, Chandigarh, then in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, studying Economics and got his bachelor's and master's degrees in 1952 and 1954, respectively, standing first throughout his academic career. He went on as a Tata scholar to read for the Economics Tripos at Cambridge as a member of St John's College. He won the Wright's Prize for distinguished performance in 1955 and 1957. He was also a recipient of the Wrenbury scholarship.

RARE PHOTOS OF INDIAN PRIME MINISTER MANMOHAN SINGH

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Rare Photo with Wife Gursharan Kaur

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Rare Photo with Wife Gursharan Kaur & Daughter Upinder Singh

After obtaining his doctorate in economics from Oxford, Manmohan Singh worked for the United Nations in 1966–69. He subsequently began his bureaucratic career when Lalit Narayan Mishra hired him as an advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Trade. Over the 70s and 80s, Singh held several key posts in the Government of India, such as Chief Economic Advisor (1972–76), Reserve Bank Governor (1982–85) and Planning Commission head (1985–87).

In 1991, as India faced a severe economic crisis, newly elected Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao surprisingly inducted the apolitical Manmohan Singh into his cabinet as Finance Minister. Over the next few years, despite strong opposition, Finance Minister Manmohan Singh carried out several structural reforms that liberalised India's economy. Although these measures proved successful in averting the crisis, and enhanced Manmohan Singh's reputation globally as a leading reform-minded economist, the incumbent Congress party fared poorly in the 1996 general election. Subsequently, Singh served as Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of India's Parliament) 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. This Singh-led "UPA I" government executed several key legislations and projects, including the Rural Health Mission, Unique Identification Authority, Rural Employment Guarantee scheme and Right to Information Act. In 2008, opposition to a historic civil nuclear agreement with the United States nearly caused Singh's government to fall after Left Front parties withdrew their support. Although India's economy grew rapidly under UPA I, its security was threatened by several terrorist incidents (culminating in the 2008 Mumbai attacks) and a growing Maoist insurgency.

The 2009 general election saw the UPA return with an increased mandate, with Manmohan Singh retaining the office of Prime Minister.
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  1. manmohan sinjh ji please aap aone name se singh word hta do......app singho ki badnaami kar rahe ho

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