Dr. Manmohan Singh
of India's economic reform."
now Prime Minister of India
September 26, 1932
of Gah (west Punjab), in Chakwal district, some
80 kilometres south of the capital Islamabad.
Kohli was a dry fruit trader
Kaur and two more daughters
Amritsar's Hindu College
in India first and then in Oxford and Cambridge in
D.Phil. (Oxford), D.Litt.(Honoris Causa); I.N.C.(Assam)
Thesis was on
critical role of exports and free trade in India's economy.
was born in the village of Gah near Pakistan's capital
Islamabad whereas Pakistan President Musharaff was born
in Daryaganj's Kucha Saadullah Khan near Old Delhi.
extensively in Europe including Eastern Europe, North
America, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
and economic change and international relations.
International Centre and Indian Economic Association.
as a Finance Minister
the rupee to spur exports, loosened foreign investment
rules, opened oil refining, telecommunications and the
stock exchanges,rebuilt India's foreign reserves
Was member of Rajya
Sabha (Upper House of parliament) from north eastern
Indian state of Assam.
Has never won a seat
in India's lower house of Parliament, called the Lok
Sabha, or House of the People.
In all the [five]
years that he was finance minister of India, he never
drew any salary.
Sikh and a non-hindu to become the Prime minister.
Is one among the
10 children of his parents.
The family moved
to Amritsar, from the village of Gah when he was 14.
First time he ever
wore a tie was for his first job interview.
Was in charge of
preparing the economic manifesto for the Congress
party during 2004 election campaign.
Is the 14th Prime
Minister of India.
Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth"
Clarendon Press, Oxford University, 1964; also published
a large number of articles in various economic journals
Safdar Jung Lane, New Delhi.
I think the country will be safe under Manmohan Singh.
India will attain greater heights of economic prosperity
and growth under the "able guidance".
Prof M.R. Aggarwal:
People like to associate their names with top
schools, but there are a few people that top schools
like to associate their names with, and Manmohan Singh
is one of them.
His Wife: I
have full confidence, that he will do his best to
solve all the problems.
Dhananter Kaur: He is a silent, taciturn and shy
His grandson Raghav:
Personally, I would have liked him to be the Finance
Minister but then all this excitement happened and
Sonia Gandhi said she would not be PM.
His friend Amarjit
Singh: He is a family friend, a very humble man,
very uncomplicated and matured person. We are happy
that he is going to be the country's next prime minister.
to 1974 Deputy for India in IMF Committee of Twenty
on International Monetary Reform
to 1976 Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance,
to 1985 Governor, Reserve Bank of India
President, Indian Economic Association
to 1987 Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission
to 1996 Union Finance Minister in the Narasimha
Elected to the Rajya Sabha
Re-elected to the Rajya Sabha
Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha;
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Punjab University, Chandigarh
Reader in Economics, Punjab University, Chandigarh
Professor in Economics, Punjab University, Chandigarh
Professor of International Trade, Delhi School of
Economics, University of Delhi
Honorary Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University,
Honorary Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge UK
Honorary Fellow, Indian Institute of Bankers
National Fellow, National Institute of Education,
Honorary Fellow, All India Management Association
Honorary Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford,
Honorary Professor at Delhi School of Economics, University
Guru Nanak University,
University of Mysore,
University of Bolonga,
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar
Doctor of Laws from
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,
Doctor of Social Sciences
from University of Roorkee, Roorkee and
D.Sc from Chaudhary
Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar
Thapar Institute of
Engineering and Technology, Patiala;
University Medal for
standing first in B.A(Hons), Economics, Panjab University,
Uttar Chand Kapur
Medal, Panjab University, Chandigarh, for standing
first in M.A.(Economics) 1954,
Wright's Prize for
distinguished performance at St. John's College, Cambridge,
1956 and 1957
Adam Smith Prize,
University of Cambridge, U.K., 1956,
Padma Vibhushan, 1987,
Euromoney Award, Finance
Minister of the year, 1993
Asiamoney Award, Finance
Minister of the year for Asia, 1993 and 1994,
Jawaharlal Nehru Birth
Centenary Award of the Indian Science Congress Association,
Justice K.S. Hegde
Foundation Award, 1996
He won the 'Honest
Man of the Year' award in 1996 for his clean image.
Nikkei Asia Prize
for Regional Growth by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.
(NIKKEI), publisher of Japan's leading business daily,1997
Lokmanya Tilak Award
by the Tilak Smarak Trust, Pune, 1997.
Compiled by: Poongodi Sivagurunathan
Courtesy: Net Resources