Former PM Manmohan Singh turns 85


New Delhi, 26 September(Wishav Warta): The Economist, former Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh, who turned 85 on Tuesday, headed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government as the 14th Prime Minister and its success probably won him his second term. He demitted the prime minister’s office after 10 years, the longest after the Jawaharlal Nehru’s 17 years in office, and left a mixed legacy of achievements and setbacks. Born on September 26,

Dr. Manmohan Singh who was Born on September 26, 1932 in Gah village of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Singh held several key positions such as economic adviser to the government and deputy chairman of Planning Commission before being catapulted to the position of the Prime Minister in 2004. The first Sikh prime minister of the country was sworn in by then president APJ Abdul Kalam.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes former prime minister on his twitter account. Modi tweets “Warm birthday wishes to our former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. May he lead a long life filled with good health”.



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