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Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh


Manmohan Singh is a revered economist who served as the Prime Minister of India for two terms, the incredible feat only achieved once before by Jawaharlal Nehru. With a doctorate in economics from Oxford University, Singh worked for the United Nations in his prime and subsequently held several key positions in the economic governance of our country. He is largely credited in saving the country from the brink of a full-fledged economic disaster in 1991 by formulating structural reforms to revive the country's economy from a comatose state. Under his stewardship as a Finance Minister, the crisis was successfully averted and India was back on track to becoming the fastest growing economy. He was elected as the member of Rajya Sabha in 1991 and has served four terms since his first succession. He was elected as the Prime Minister of India in 2004 when Sonia Gandhi decided to relinquish the post following UPA's victory in the electoral Polls. He was elected again in 2009.

Personal Life

Full Name Manmohan Singh
Date of Birth 26 Sep 2019 (Age 2)
Place of Birth Village Gah (West Punjab)
Party name Indian National Congress
Profession Civil Service, Economist, Political and Social Worker, Teacher and Educationist
Father's Name Shri Gurmukh Singh
Mother's Name Shrimati Amrit Kaur
Spouse's Name Shrimati Gursharan Kaur
Spouse's Profession Housewife
Children 3 Daughter(s)


Permanent address House No. 3989, Nandan Nagar, Ward No. 51, Sarumataria, Dispur, Guwahati, Distt. Kamrup, (Assam)781006
Present address Bungalow No. 3, Motilal Nehru Place, New Delhi.
Contact number 23018668, 23015470, 23794817
Email manmohan@sansad.nic.in

Interesting Facts

Although the Singh administration failed to broker peace in Kashmir, they were successful in reining in terrorism in North-East.

Political Timeline

  • 2013
    Singh was re-elected to Rajya Sabha for a fifth term.
  • 2007
    He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha for a fourth term.
  • 2004
    Prime Minister of India for two terms, 2004-2014.
  • 2001
    He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha for a third term.
  • 1999
    He lost the 13th Lok Sabha elections to Vijay Kumar Malhotra of BJP from South Delhi cnstituency.
  • 1998
    Member, Committee on Finance.
  • 1998
    The leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha.
  • 1996
    Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance.
  • 1995
    He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha for a second term.
  • 1991
    Governor for India on the Board of Governors of the I.M.F. and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
  • 1991
    Union Finance Minister and subsequently elected to Rajya Sabha.
  • 1990
    Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Economic Affairs.
  • 1987
    Secretary-General and Commissioner, South Commission, Geneva.
  • 1985
    Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission.
  • 1985
    President, Indian Economic Association.
  • 1983
    Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister.
  • 1982
    Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors, I.M.F.
  • 1982
    Governor, Reserve Bank of India.
  • 1980
    Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-Japan Joint Study Committee.
  • 1980
    Member-Secretary, Planning Commission.
  • 1976
    Secretary, Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs), Government of India Member, Finance, Atomic Energy Commission.
  • 1972
    Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, India.
  • 1971
    Economic Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Trade, India.

Early Life

  • 1966
    He worked for United Nations


Singh won Euromoney Award, Finance Minister of the Year, 1993 Asiamoney Award, Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993 and 1994.
Net WorthN/A

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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