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Ex-Indian PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS

Ex-Indian PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 May 2020, 04:51 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, media reports said on Sunday.

According to media reports, he was admitted to the hospital after he complained of chest problems.

Singh had served as the 14th PM of the country.

Political Career:

In his political career, Singh has been a Member of India’s Upper House of Parliament (the Rajya Sabha) since 1991, where he was Leader of the Opposition between 1998 and 2004.

Manmohan Singh was sworn in as Prime Minister on 22nd May after the 2004 general elections and took the oath of office for a second term on 22nd May 2009.

After the Congress party was defeated in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Singh resigned as the PM of the country after serving for ten years.

Current PM Narendra Modi-led his Bharatiya Janata Party to register a massive victory in the 2014 polls.

Modi stepped into his shoes and returned to power for the second term after BJP registered another massive victory in the 2019 general polls.

Life and Career: 

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in a village in the Punjab province of undivided India.

Singh completed his Matriculation examinations from the Punjab University in 1948.

His academic career took him from Punjab to the University of Cambridge, UK, where he earned a First Class Honours degree in Economics in 1957.

Singh followed this with a D. Phil in Economics from Nuffield College at Oxford University in 1962.

His book, “India’s Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth” [Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1964] was an early critique of India’s inward-oriented trade policy.

In 1971, Singh joined the Government of India as Economic Advisor in the Commerce Ministry.

This was soon followed by his appointment as Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance in 1972.

Among the many Governmental positions that Singh has occupied are Secretary in the Ministry of Finance; Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission; Governor of the Reserve Bank of India; Advisor of the Prime Minister; and Chairman of the University Grants Commission.