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Modi, Rahul greet Manmohan Singh on his 90th birthday

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 26th September, 2022 06:16:27 PM
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday led the wishes for Congress veteran and his predecessor Manmohan Singh who is celebrating his 90th birthday. "Birthday greetings to former PM Dr Manmohan Singh Ji. Praying for his long and healthy life," tweeted PM Modi.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wished Singh and hailed him for being India's "India's finest statesmen". "Wishing one of India's finest statesmen, Dr Manmohan Singh ji a very happy birthday. His humility, dedication and contribution to India's development, have few parallels. He is an inspiration to me, and to crores of other Indians. I pray for his good health and happiness," tweeted the Wayanad MP - who is in Kerala leading the party's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'.

Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in Punjab's village of Gah. He studied at Punjab University, Cambridge, and Oxford. Singh, who was the Prime Minister for two consecutive terms (from 2004-2014), is a renowned economist, credited for introducing sweeping reforms in the 1990s.