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Biography for Manmohan Singh

First Name: Manmohan
Last Name: Singh
Title: Prime Minister of India
Organization: Congress Party, Kashnir Affairs Committee
Country: India
Date of Birth: 26/09/1932
Place of Birth: Gah (West Punjab)
Spouses: Married on 14 September 1958 with Mrs. Gursharan Kaur
Children: Three daughters
Education: 1948 Matriculation, Panjab University – First class1950 Intermediate Panjab University – First Class with first position in the University  1952 B.A. Economics(Hons.), Panjab University – Second Class with first  position in the University  1954 M.A. Economics, Panjab University – First Class with first position in the University1957 Economic Tripos [First Class honours], University of Cambridge  1962 D. Phil., Nuffield College, University of Oxford.  Topic: India’s Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth.  [Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1964] 
Interests: Gymkhana Club, New Delhi; Life Member, (i) India International centre and (ii) Indian Economic Association; Founder Member, India Habitat Centre;Source: All India Congress Party 2003
Hobbies: Reading and writingSource: All India Congress Party 2003
CV: 1957-1959: Senior Lecturer in economics Panjab University, Chandigarh 1959-1963: Reader in Economics Panjab University, Chandigarh1963-1965: Professor of Economics Panjab University, Chandigarh1966 Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD, United Nations Secretariat,New York  1966-1969 Chief, Financing for Trade  Section, UNCTAD, United Nations Secretariat,New York1969–1971: Professor of International Trade, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, India1971–1972: Economic Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Trade, India1972–1976: Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, IndiaNov.1976–April 1980: Secretary, Ministry of Finance  Dept. of Economic Affairs,  Government of India  Member [Finance], Atomic Energy  Commission, Govt. of  IndiaMember [Finance], Space Commission, Govt. of IndiaApril 1980-Sept 1982: Member-Secretary, Planning Commission, IndiaSept 1982-Jan 1985 Governor, Reserve Bank of IndiaJan 1985-July 1987 Dy. Chairman, Planning Commission of IndiaAugust 1987–Nov 1990 Secretary General and Commissioner, South CommissionDec 1990–March 1991 Advisor to Prime Minister of India on Economic AffairsMarch 1991-June 1991 Chairman, University Grants CommissionJune 21, 1991- May 15, 1996 Finance Minister of IndiaSeptember, 1991 Elected Member of Rajya SabhaJune, 1995 Re-elected Member of Rajya Sabha for a term of six yearsAugust 1, 1996 - Dec 4, 1997 Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce, Rajya SabhaJune, 2001- Re-elected as member of Rajya Sabha for a Term of six yearsMarch 21, 1998–May 22,2004 - Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha (Council of States) Parliament of  IndiaMay 22, 2004– Prime Minister of IndiaOther assignments:Leader of the Indian delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Cyprus (1993)  Leader of the Indian delegation to the Human Rights World Conference, Vienna (1993) Governor of India on the Board of Governors of the IMF and the International Bank of Reconstruction & Development (1991-95)  Appointed by Prime Minister of India as Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (1983-84)  Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-japan ;Joint Study Committee (1980-83)- Leader, Indian Delegation to :   Indo-Soviet Monitoring Group Meeting (1982)   Indo-Soviet Joint Planning Group Meeting (1980-82)   Aid India Consortium Meetings (1977-79)  - Member Indian Delegation to :   South-South Consultation, New Delhi (1982)   Cancun Summit on North-South Issues (1981)   Aid-India Consortium Meetings, Paris (1973-79)   Annual Meetings of IMF, IBRD & Commonwealth Finance Ministers (1972-79)  Third Session of UNCTAD, Santiago (April-May 1972) Meetings of UNCTAD Trade & Development Board, Geneva (May 1971 – July 1972) Ministerial Meeting of Group of 77, Lima (Oct.1971) - Deputy for India on IMF Committee of Twenty on International Monetary Reform (1972 – 74)   - Associate, Meetings of IMF Interim Committee and Joint  Fund-Bank Development Committee (1976-80, 1982-85) - Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors of  IBRD (1976-80)   - Alternate Governor  for India, Board of Governors of the IMF (1982-85)   - Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors, AsianDevelopment Bank, Manila (1976-80)   - Director, Reserve Bank of India (1976-80)   - Director, Industrial Development Bank of India (1976-80) - Participated in Commonwealth Prime Ministers Meeting, Kingston (1975)   - Represented Secretary;-General UNCTAD at several  inter-governmental meetings including :         Second Session of UNCTAD, 1968          Committee on Invisibles & Financing Related to Trade, Consultant to UNCTAD, ESCAP and Commonwealth Secretariat 
Awards: 2000 Conferred  Annasaheb Chirmule Award by  the W.LG.  alias  Annasaheb Chirmule Trust setup by United Western Bank Limited,...

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