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PM Narendra Modi wishes Manmohan Singh on his birthday

Political career of Manmohan Singh, who turned 85, began in 1991 when he was appointed as the country’s finance minister under late Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao.

india Updated: Sep 26, 2017 11:29 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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A 2013 photo of then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad. (Reuters Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his birthday praying for his long life.

“Warm birthday wishes to our former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. May he lead a long life filled with good health,” Modi said in a tweet.

Singh, who turned 85 on Tuesday, was the Prime Minister between 2004 and 2014 during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime.

His political career began in 1991 when he was appointed as the country’s finance minister under late Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao.

It was the same year during which he helped usher in “liberalisation and privatisation” to the Indian economy.

First Published: Sep 26, 2017 11:28 IST