Biography / Wiki
An Indian economist and politician Manmohan Singh are known for his wise leadership that guided India at the time of adversity. He has played a major role in changing India’s economy by introducing New Economic Policy to boost and expand the Indian market.
As an economist and politician, his achievements as Prime Minister, and also Finance Minister still get recognized. He is a doctorate in economics and has held different positions in the government and has worked United Nations at the international level. Before entering politics, he has served in the education field as a professor, lecturer, and scholar.
Height / Weight / Age
Manmohan Singh is 168 cm tall and in feet of inches, his height is 5’6”. He is a prominent leader who weighs 60 kg in Kilograms or 168 lbs in Pounds. In September 2021, he has turned 89 years old. He has a twinkling grey color eye and has black hair color.
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Manmohan Singh is Rs 11.6 crore. His monthly salary as a Rajya Sabha Member is Rs 50,000 including allowances. He owns two flats worth $7.27 crore in Chandigarh and New Delhi respectively.
Education / Family
Manmohan Singh was born on September 26, 1932, to Gurmukh Singh and Amrit Kaur. At a very young age, his mother passed away and he was raised by his paternal grandmother. His father worked as a clerk in the firm that imported dry fruits in India from Afghanistan. He is the native of Village Gah, Punjab but after partition, his family moved to Amritsar.
Since childhood, he is a bright student and has excelled in the academic field. He has pursued his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Punjab University. He has received a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and later completed his D.Phil in Economics from Oxford University.
|Real Name||Manmohan Singh Kohli|
|Birth Place||Gah, Punjab|
|Date Of Birth||September 26, 1932|
|Height||In centimeters – 168 cm
In feet inches – 5’6”
|Weight||In kilograms – 60 kg
In pounds – 132 lbs
|School||Khalsa High School for boys|
University of Cambridge
|Home Town||Amritsar, Punjab|
|Fathers Name||Gurmukh Singh|
|Mothers Name||Amrit Kaur|
|Brothers||Brothers – One (Name Not Known)
Half brothers – Surjeet Singh Kohli (Politician),
Daljit Singh Kohli (Politician),
Surinder Singh Kohli (Politician)
|Sister||Half sisters – Gyan Kaur, Narinder Kaur, Nirman Kaur, Pritam Kaur, Gobind Kaur, and 1 More (Name Not Known)|
Career / Fashion And Style
After completing his education, Manmohan Singh joined Punjab University as a faculty member. Between 1966 and 1969, he was inducted into the United Nations and became an integral part of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Later, he has served as a professor in International Trade.
In 1971, he was appointed as advisory and chief economic advisory to the ministry of finance. Before entering politics, he also served Reserve Bank as the Governor, chairman at Indian Planning Commission, and in South Commission as Secretary-General. After holding different positions in different organizations, he entered politics in the 1990s.
He was appointed as the Union Finance Minister during P.V. Narasimha Rao’s tenure. He served the post from 1991 to 1996. His comprehensive policy of economic reforms has brought a drastic change in the country. After winning the seat in Rajya Sabha, he fought for the Lok Sabha seat from the South Delhi constituency but failed to win.
In 1998, he became the leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. From 2004-2014, he served the nation as a prime minister. After Nehru, he was the only person to retain his position as a Prime Minister after serving for a full five-year term.
During his tenure, he has introduced various schemes and facilities for the public. In 2014, he did not contest for the election and resigned from the post of prime minister.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More
Manmohan Singh got married to Gurusharan Kaur in 1958. The couple has three daughters but no son. His eldest daughter Upinder Singh is a professor and has written six books till date. His daughter Daman Singh is also an author. His youngest daughter Amrit Singh is appointed as staff attorney at American Civil Liberties Union.
Manmohan Singh has been through multiple cardiac bypass surgeries and is facing major health issues. After the 2008 Mumbai Terror Attack, he created National Investigation Agency to combat terrorism. His public image got disturbed during the second tenure due to several corruption allegations.
|Children||Daughters – Amrit Singh,
Here we provide you the list of Manmohan Singh’s favorite things.
|Favorite Food||Missi Roti, Vadiyaan, Pulao & Chole|
|Favorite Leader||Mahatma Gandhi|
Some Interesting Facts About Manmohan Singh
- The movie titled “The Accidental Prime Minister” was based upon a book with a name that revolves around the life of Manmohan Singh.
- In 2016, he has taken Jawaharlal Nehru Chair at Punjab University.
- He was ranked 18th in the list of “World’s most powerful people” by Forbes and it described him as “Praised Prime Minister of India since Nehru”.
- In 2005, he replaced Sales Tax with Value Added Tax.
- During his Prime Ministership, India’s GDP growth rate was evaluated to be 9% and became the second fastest-growing economy.
- His hobbies are poetry, reading, listening to music, and writing.
- His son-in-law Ashok Pattnaik was appointed as the CEO of the National Intelligence Grid.
- During childhood, he wasn’t a sportsperson but enjoyed playing football and hockey.
- He has spent half of his childhood in Gah and Peshawar in Pakistan but after partition moved to India at the age of 13.
Social Media Profile(s)
- Instagram – Not Known
- Twitter – Not Known
- Facebook – @dr.manmohansingh