Former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh was born on this day, 26 September 1932, before the partition in Punjab province of Pakistan. He completed his studies at Punjab University, Cambridge University and received a doctorate in Economics from Oxford University. After which he worked as a teacher in Punjab University as well as Delhi School of Economics and Delhi University.
Dr. Manmohan Singh, a veteran Congress leader and former Prime Minister who ran a coalition government between 2004-2014, turns 89 today. Before becoming PM, his brightest moment was in economic reforms under the Narasimha Rao government in 1991. He was Narasimha Rao's finance minister. In the Budget 1991, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also laid the foundation stone of a roadmap to push economic reforms in modern India and the country one after the other. However, Manmohan Singh never shied away from sharing credit with PV Narasimha Rao.
On advancing economic reforms and about Narasimha Rao, Manmohan Singh had said that "it was a difficult option and a bold decision and it was possible because PM Narasimha Rao had given me the freedom to roll things up as he had fully understood India's economy at that time. Not only that, some time ago, in 2019, PV Narasimha Rao's grandson condemned former PM Manmohan Singh's statement that the 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been prevented if Rao had ordered the army to come. Rao's grandson N V Subhash had said that the former PM should know that such decisions are taken by the cabinet.'' BJP leader Subhash had said, "Dr. Manmohan Singh should know that the Home Minister alone cannot take decisions. The decision to bring in the Army is taken by the entire Cabinet together.' He continued, saying that Manmohan Singh should also know that the then Home Minister was personally asked not to give any directions as PMO was looking into the matter himself.''