When in the 1990s India was under an acute economic crisis, the then Prime Minister Narasimha Rao asked a seasoned economist to grab the reigns of the country’s finances in his hands. Much to the surprise of Manmohan Singh, who had no background in politics, he was asked to become the finance minister of the country. In the next five years, he set about achieving such reforms in the country’s economic policies that ushered India into a whole new track for achieving monetary success.
Two decades later, Manmohan Singh became the first Sikh Prime Minister of the country and stayed in power for two consecutive terms. Even though he remained the political leader of the country for ten years, it was his economic acumen that defined him.
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