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Posted: 16 February 2005 at 11:46pm | IP Logged
All you wanted to know about Our prime
Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh :) ........

Born on: September 26, 1932

Place of Birth: Gah (West Punjab)

Father: Gurmukh Singh

Mother: Amrit Kaur

Married on: September 14, 1958

Wife: Gursharan Kaur

Children: Three daughters


Stood first in BA (Hons), Economics, Panjab
University, Chandigarh, 1952; stood first in MA (Economics), Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1954; Wright's Prize for distinguished performance at St John's College, Cambridge, 1955 and 1957; Wrenbury scholar, University of Cambridge, 1957; DPhil (Oxford),
DLitt (Honoris Causa); PhD thesis on India's export


Professor (Senior lecturer, Economics, 1957-59;
Reader, Economics,1959-63; Professor, Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1963-65; Professor, International Trade, Delhi School of
Economics, University of Delhi, 1969-71; Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi,
1976 and Delhi School of Economics, University of
Delhi, 1996) and Civil Servant


1971-72: Economic advisor, ministry of foreign trade

1972-76: Chief economic advisor, ministry of finance

1976-80: Director, Reserve Bank of India; Director,
Industrial Development
Bank of India; Alternate governor for India, Board of
governors, Asian Development Bank; Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, IBRD

November 1976 - April 1980: Secretary, ministry of
finance (department of economic affairs); Member, finance, Atomic Energy Commission; Member,
finance, Space Commission

April 1980 - September 15, 1982 : Member-secretary,
Planning Commission

1980-83: Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-Japan
joint study committee

September 16, 1982 - January 14, 1985: Governor,
Reserve Bank of India

1982-85: Alternate Governor for India, Board of
governors, International
Monetary Fund

1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the
Prime Minister

1985: President, Indian Economic Association

January 15, 1985 - July 31, 1987 : Deputy chairman,
Planning Commission

August 1, 1987 - November 10, 1990 : Secretary-general
and commissioner,south commission, Geneva

December 10, 1990 - March 14, 1991 : Advisor to the
Prime Minister on economic affairs

March 15, 1991 - June 20, 1991 : Chairman, UGC

June 21, 1991 - May 15, 1996 : Union finance minister

October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam on
Congress ticket

June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

1996 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the
ministry of finance

August 1, 1996 - December 4, 1997 : Chairman,
Parliamentary standing committee on commerce

March 21, 1998 onwards: Leader of the Opposition,
Rajya Sabha

June 5, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on finance

August 13, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on rules

Aug 1998-2001: Member, committee of privileges 2000
onwards: Member, executive committee, Indian parliamentary group

June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes committee


India's Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained
Growth - Clarendon Press, Oxford University, 1964; also published a large number of articles in
various economic journals.


Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, 1956

Padma Vibhushan, 1987

Euromoney Award, Finance Minister of the Year, 1993;

Asiamoney Award, Finance Minister of the Year for
Asia, 1993 and 1994


1966: Economic Affairs Officer

1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD

1972-74: Deputy for India in IMF Committee of Twenty
on International Monetary Reform

1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium

1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting

1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting

1993: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus
1993: Human Rights World Conference, Vienna


Gymkhana Club, New Delhi; Life Member, India
International Centre, New Delh

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Posted: 17 February 2005 at 1:21am | IP Logged


gr8 man manmohan singh!!

thanx 4 the info dolly!!


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Posted: 20 February 2005 at 12:25pm | IP Logged
wow he's really educated and smart. He deserves to be the prime minister




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thanX for info.


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wow...thanx for the info




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thanks for the info


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He doesn't seems that much educated but he is.......
thnx 4 da info.

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