PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi wishes Manmohan Singh on his 90th birthday

New Delhi: Leaders from across party lines, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wished former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

Wishing Singh, PM Modi on Twitter wrote: “Birthday greetings to former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji. Praying for his long and healthy life.”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote, “Wishing one of India’s finest statesman, Dr Manmohan Singh ji a very happy birthday. His humility, dedication and contribution to India’s development, has few parallels. He is an inspiration to me, and to crores of other Indians. I pray for his good health and happiness.”

“Many many congratulations to former Prime Minister of the country Dr. Manmohan Singh ji on his 90th birthday. I pray to God for his healthy life and long life,” tweeted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Congress Party’s official Twitter handle wished the former PM saying, “Visionary leadership & dedication defines what Dr. Manmohan Singh means for India. The architect of India’s economic reforms, it was his magnificent vision that launched India’s economic story to the next level.”

About Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh was born on September 26, 1932 in Gah village, Punjab (Pakistan), before Partition. He studied at Panjab University, Cambridge and Oxford.

The noted economist is credited with 1991 reforms, and was the Prime Minister for two consecutive terms (from 2004-2014).

Singh was elected as Rajya Sabha member from Assam in 1991. Thereon, he was again elected for the seat in 1995, 2001, 2007 and 2013.

He also served as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 1998 to 2004 when the BJP was in power. In 1999, he contested from South Delhi but could not win.

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