New Delhi: Manmohan Singh Birth Anniversary: Manmohan Singh is a politician as well as a good scholar, economist and thinker. People have always praised him as an economist. Manmohan Singh was the Finance Minister from 21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996 under Narasimha Rao as Prime Minister. As finance minister, he initiated economic reforms in India. He has been considered the pioneer of India's economic reforms.
Birth and education of Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh, the seventeenth Prime Minister of India, was born on 26 September 1932 in a small village called Gah in Pakistan. Actually, his family did not remember the day of his birth. However, when he went to school, 26 September was written as his date of birth. Manmohan Singh lost his mother at a very young age. He was looked after by his grandmother. When it was the turn of the school for the first time, the grandmother wrote the date of birth of Manmohan Singh on 26 September. The area where his family lived in Pakistan was a backward area. There was no electricity nor school in the village. He used to go to school for miles. He studied in lamps with kerosene. After the partition of the country, Manmohan Singh's family came to India.
During the tenure of the UPA government, Manmohan Singh suffered a lot due to corruption cases. Be it the 2G scam or the Commonwealth Games scam, accusations have been leveled against the Manmohan Singh government everywhere. Manmohan Singh is no more a political figure, hence he is considered to be the most under-estimated political figure. He also took many strong decisions during his tenure. In 2008, Manmohan Singh showed courage for a civil nuclear deal with the US. He did a big job like debt waiver at the party's behest. However, never talking to Manmohan Singh openly also gave people a chance to attack him.