Wishes pour in from political leaders as former PM Manmohan Singh turns 88

Published: 26 September, 2020 13:40 IST | PTI | New Delhi

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, sent birthday wished to Dr. Singh.

Dr. Manmohan Singh | Pic: AFP
Dr. Manmohan Singh | Pic: AFP

Wishes poured in from various political leaders for former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's birthday on Saturday.

Leader of the Congress party in Loksabha, Adhir Chowdhury, in a tweet, said, "Today is the birthday of a great personality Dr. Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India, may the almighty smile upon him to continue to celebrate his birth anniversary with full vigor for decades to come."

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also wished Dr. Singh on his 88th birthday on Twitter.

"Birthday wishes to former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji. I pray for his long and healthy life," he tweeted.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished more productive years in public life for the former Prime Minister.

"Greetings to former Prime Minister and Economist Dr. Manmohan Singh ji on his birthday. Wishing him good health and more productive years in public life," she wrote on Twitter.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, sent birthday wished to Dr. Singh.

Dr. Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in Punjab's village of Gah before partition. He studied at the Panjab University, Cambridge, and Oxford.

Dr. Singh, who was the Prime Minister for the two consecutive terms (from 2004-2014) has turned 88 today. He is a renowned economist, credited for introducing sweeping reforms in the 1990s.

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