Obama, 48, praised Singha as a 'wise' and 'wonderful' man on Thursday, Apr 2 night.
"First of all I should say that your Prime Minister is a wonderful man. He is wise and decent man," said Obama, clearly impressed by the economist-PM's persona.
"He (Singh) has been doing a wonderful job in guiding India even prior to being the Prime Minister along the path of extraordinary economic growth. That is a marvel, I think, for all of the world," the US President remarked, apparently referring to Singh's pioneering role in India's economic liberalisation.
On his part, Singh informed President Obama about a conversation that he had had with his daughter.
When he told his daughter that he would be meeting with Obama, his (Dr Singh's) daughter said: "I would cherish if you could get Mr Obama to autograph the book."
Lauding Obama Singh he has brought a ray of hope and the youth look up to him as an icon.