31 Facts About Manmohan Singh

1. Manmohan Singh made the remarks in his convocation address at the New Delhi Institute of Management.

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2. Manmohan Singh was the prime minister for ten years from 2004.

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3. Manmohan Singh became the first Sikh Prime Minister of India and served from 2004 to 2014.

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4. Manmohan Singh became the prime minister in 2004 as the second non-Gandhi to hold the position after PV Narasimha Rao after the then Congress chief Sonia Gandhi refused to become the premier citing "inner call".

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5. At this moment, Dr Manmohan Singh was not a member of the Rajya Sabha or even the Lok Sabha.

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6. Manmohan Singh has completed his degree and postgraduate studies at the University of Punjab.

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7. Manmohan Singh has celebrated the total number of 86 birthdays till date.

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8. Manmohan Singh was always a shy person, even while he was studying in Cambridge.

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9. In 1991, Manmohan Singh was elected by the legislature of the state of Assam to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament.

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10. Manmohan Singh was exceptional in academic performance making him stand out among other students.

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11. Manmohan Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in Gah, Punjab of British India to Gurmukh Singh and Amrit Kaur.

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12. Manmohan Singh was an astute and prominent Indian economist and politician and the 13th Prime Minister of India.

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13. Manmohan Singh was a very shy boy while he was in Cambridge.

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14. Manmohan Singh went on scholarship to Cambridge University to do his masters in Economics.

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15. Dr Manmohan Singh got someone of the calibre of Anupam Kher.

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16. Manmohan Singh was criticised for allowing allocation of S-band spectrum without any bidding to ISRO by an agreement.

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17. Manmohan Singh has come in for severe criticism for remaining silent on the matter.

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18. Manmohan Singh was ranked 18 on the 2010 Forbes list of the world's most powerful people.

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19. In 2016 it was announced that Manmohan Singh was to take up a position at Panjab University as the Jawaharlal Nehru Chair.

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20. Manmohan Singh served as the acting prime minister till 25 May 2014, when Narendra Modi was sworn in as the new prime minister.

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21. On 22 May 2009, Manmohan Singh was sworn in as the Prime Minister during a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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22. Manmohan Singh carried forward the momentum which was established after the "Brasilia Declaration" in 2003 and the IBSA Dialogue Forum was formed.

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23. Manmohan Singh had the first official state visit to the White House during the administration of US President Barack Obama.

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24. Manmohan Singh visited the United States in July 2005 initiating negotiations over the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement.

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25. Manmohan Singh has continued the peace process with Pakistan initiated by his predecessor, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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26. Manmohan Singh eventually tracked me down the next morning, rather angry, and demanded that I get dressed up and come to Rashtrapati Bhavan for the swearing in.

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27. Manmohan Singh went on to become the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission from 1985 to 1987.

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28. In 1972, Manmohan Singh was Chief Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance and in 1976 he was Secretary in the Finance Ministry.

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29. Manmohan Singh completed his Economics Tripos at University of Cambridge as he was a member of St John's College in 1957.

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30. Manmohan Singh was never a member of the Lok Sabha but continues to serve as a member of the Parliament of India, representing the state of Assam in the Rajya Sabha for the fifth consecutive term since 1991.

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31. The first Sikh in office, Manmohan Singh was the first prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term.

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