Nov 10, 2017

The Most Educated Prime Minister of India - Dr. Manmohan Singh {Biography}

The Most Educated Prime Minister of India 
Dr. Manmohan Singh was the first most educated Prime minister of India from 2004-2014. He was born on 26 September 1932 in Gah (now in Punjab, Pakistan). Mr. Singh was born to Gurmukh Singh and Amrit Kaur. He lost his mother when he was very young and was raised by his paternal grandmother, to whom he was very close. His family migrated Pakistan to Amritsar, India during the partition in 1947.

He attended Panjab University, then in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, studying Economics and got his bachelor's and master's degrees in 1952 and 1954, respectively, standing first throughout his academic career. He completed his Economics Tripos at the University of Cambridge, and he was a member of St John's College in 1957. On 14 September 1958 he married Shrimarti Gursharna Kaur from her, he was blessed with three daughters name Upinder, Daman and Amrit.

He was served as Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. He was the most sensible person and selected as Finance Minister of India in 1991. The first Sikh in office, Singh was also the first prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term and even the first non-Hindu Prime Minister of India. He also published a number of articles in various economic journals. Mr. Singh is also the author of a book entitled ‘India’s Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth.' He worked as Civil Services, Economist, Political and Social Worker, Teacher and Educationist.   

Education-: Mr. Singh is the one most educated Minister in India. He obtained all degree in Economic and became a lecturer in various International Universities. Mr. Singh started studies in Hindu College, Amritsar. He passed his primary (10th or Matriculation) studies in 1948 with First class.  After that, he obtained Bachelor degree from Punjab University. As he is good in studies, he took first place throughout in his academic career. He completed his Economics Tripos at the University of Cambridge; he passed his degree with honors. In 1954, he was awarded Wright's Prize for distinguished performance and in 1957, he was Wrenbury Scholar at St John's College, Cambridge. He was also the member of St John's College in 1957. In 1960, he went to the University of Oxford for the D.Phil, where he was a member of  Nuffield College. In 1962, he completed his doctoral thesis under the guidance of Mr. I.M.D. Little and was titled "India's export performance, 1951–1960, export prospects and policy implications". 

“Silence is Always Better Than Bullshit.”……………Dr. Manmohan Singh

Work Experience-:   After completing his D.Phil, Singh returned to India until 1966 when he went to work for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from 1966–1969. Later, he was appointed as an advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Trade by Lalit Narayan Mishra, in recognition of Singh's talent as an economist. He was part of many Government organization of India like Governor of RBI, Member of Rajya Sabha, etc. Mr. Singh served as the Professor of International Trade at the Delhi School of Economics, the University of Delhi in 1969 to 1971. He became Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce, Rajya Sabha on 1 August 1996 and was also Chairman of Grant Commission in March 1991 to June 1991. He also appointed in the Reserve Bank Of India as the post of Governor in September 1982 to January 1985. Mr. Singh also was the part of Secretary, Ministry of Finance Dept. of Economic Affairs, Government of India Member [Finance], Atomic Energy Commission, Govt. of India Member [Finance], Space Commission, Govt. of India in November 1976 to April 1980. He served the student of Punjab University as Professor, Senior Professor and Reader for many years (1957 to 1963).

Awards and Achievements-:  He honored with many awards and prizes in every filed where he was involved. His first achievements were to be honored with University Medal in Punjab University, Chandigarh for acquiring First Class Bachelors in 1952. After this, he received many of awards in an academic career as well as a political career also. In 1954 he received Uttar Chand Kapur Medal again in Punjab University, for standing First Class M.A. (Economics), Chandigarh. He was also awarded in some International Universities like in 1956; he received award Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, U.K. 

He even got Padma Vibhushana award by President of India in 1987. He got an award for Finance Minister of the year in 1994. In 1997, he was awarded Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. (NIKKEI), publisher of Japan’s leading business daily. In 1997, Mr. Singh was conferred with Lokmanya Tilak Award by the Tilak Smarak Trust at Pune. In 2000, he received Annasaheb Chirmule award from the W.LG. Alias Annasaheb Chirmule Trust set up by United Western Bank Limited, Satara in Maharashtra.

Political Career-:  He started his political career as Finance Minister chosen by P.V. Narasimha Rao in June 1991. Rao and Singh thus implemented policies to open up the economy and change India's socialist economy to a more capitalistic one, in the process dismantling the License Raj, a system that inhibited the prosperity of private businesses. 

They removed many obstacles standing in the way of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and initiated the process of the privatization of public sector companies. In 1993, Mr. Singh offered his resignation from the post of Finance Minister after a parliamentary investigation report criticized his ministry for not being able to anticipate a US$1.8 billion securities scandal. Prime Minister, Rao refused his resignation and instead promising to punish the individuals directly accused in the report of investigation. After the election in 2004, the leader of National Indian Congress Mrs. Sonia Gandhi welcomed the Mr. Singh as Prime Minister of India. 

He was the second Prime Minister who elected twice time in the election (2004-2014). In 2005, Prime Minister Singh and his government's health ministry started the National Rural Health Mission, which has moved half a million community health workers. Mr. Singh's government has been instrumental in strengthening the anti-terror laws with leads to Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). National Investigation Agency of India (NIA) was also created soon after the 26 November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, as the need for a central agency to combat terrorism was realized.   

In conclusion, Mr. Singh was one of the most reserved and decent Prime Minister of India. He is well educated as well as stands First Class in every degree in which he participated. Mr. Singh, the economist, and perfect teacher; student loved his environment of lectures. He holds many of awards National as well as International which make him feel proud as well as the nation of India. We hope you may get a short brief about ex-prime minister of India, Mr. Manmohan Singh.


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