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About the Author
Manmohan Singh: Born on September 26, 1932, in a village in the Punjab province of undivided India, Dr. Manmohan Singh is India's fourteenth Prime Minister. He earned his Honours degree in Economics in 1957 from the University of Cambridge, UK, and D.Phil in Economics from Nuffield College at Oxford University in 1962. He served as faculty at Punjab University and Delhi School of Economics, and also as a Secretary General of the South Commission, UNCTAD in Geneva between 1987 and 1990. He joined the Government of India as Economic Advisor in the Commerce Ministry (1971); served as Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance (1972); Governor of the Reserve Bank of India; Advisor of the Prime Minister;
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Chairman of the University Grants Commission; and India's Finance Minister (1991-1996). He received many awards and honours including the Padma Vibhushan (1987). He 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.