It will be more appropriate to Mention him as an eminent economist. Through his knowledge in economics, he enters into politics. He was born on 26th September 1932 in a Sikh family in a place called Gah which is located in Punjab of undivided India. His parents were Gurumukh Singh and Amrit Kaur. He lost his mother while he was young and raised by his paternal grandmother. After partition, his family got moved to Amritsar which is in India. Manmohan Singh’s Net Worth is Rs. 10.73 crore which is around 15,15,569.00United States Dollar. But the data is from 2012, So the current Net worth of Mr. Manmohan Singh might be somewhere INR 13 crore. While Comparing with current prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh’s Net Worth is way more than Him as Narendra Modi’s Net Worth is 1.4 Crores.
He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Punjab university in 1952. He finished Master’s in the same university in 1954. In 1957 he earned his degree in Economics from University of Cambridge. He completed his D.Phil. in Economics in 1962 from Nuffield College which is under oxford university. He has been a brilliant student all during his academic career. His hobby is reading and writing.
Manmohan Singh got married to Gursharan khan in 1958. They both were blessed with three daughters, who were Upinder Singh, Amrit Singh, Daman Singh. Upinder Singh is a history professor. Amrit Singh works at American civil liberties union as a staff attorney. Daman Singh is a graduate from Delhi’s St. Stephen college.
After completing his degree, he returned to India and served as a teacher in Punjab University. He was a senior lecturer in Economics and went to become a professor in 1963. Further, Manmohan Singh severed as an honorary professor in Delhi University in economics. He then worked with the United Nations conference on trade and development from 1966 to 1969. He also served in international trade as a professor from 1969 to 1971. Besides that, He was also appointed by Shri Lalit Narayan Mishra as an advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Trade. He became the chief economic advisor in the Ministry of Finance by the year 1972. In 1976 he became the secretary in the same.
He held various position before entering into politics and they were, Honorary Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University. From 1976 to 1980 he held the position of director of Reserve bank of India and From 1980 to 1982 he became a member of the planning commission. In 1982 to 1985 he became the governor of reserve bank of India. From 1985 to 1987 he was appointed as the deputy chairman of the planning commission of India. From 1987 to 1990 he became secretary general of the south commission in Geneva. In 1990 he became an advisor on Economic affairs to the Prime Minister. In 1991 he became as the chairman of the University Grants Commission.
He entered into politics as the union finance minister under P.V.Narasimha Rao. At that period of time, India was going through Serious Economic Crisis. He was the leader of the opposition party in Rajya Sabha from 1998 to 2004. He didn’t conduct in Lok Sabha elections of 2014. Later he became the Prime Minister of India in 2004. He was the 13th Prime Minister Of India. He implemented the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Right to information act. He contributed to strengthening anti-terrorism law and improve relation with USA, Japan, UK, France, and Germany. Not only that Manmohan Singh’s Net worth also saw a rapid Growth after entering the politics.
Further, Manmohan Singh tried to resolve many global issues such as the economy, terrorism, health, education, and foreign affairs. He was the only person after Jawaharlal Nehru to make a comeback after a full five years and he was the first Non- Hindu prime minister of India. He has also been working on reforming the banking and financial sector as well as the public sector companies. He has continued Golden quadrilateral and highways Modernization program which was initiated during Vajpayee period. He introduces Value-added Tax Replacing Sales Tax.
He introduced Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan which provide mid-day meals and the opening of schools in India. He opened eight more IIt’s in India. He has massive support not least because he was seen as the clean politician untouched by the taint of corruption which happened in other Indian administrations.