Dr. Manmohan Singh Height, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

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Dr. Manmohan Singh Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth September 26, 1932
Zodiac Sign Libra
Spouse Gursharan Kaur

Dr. Manmohan Singh is an Indian politician, economist, bureaucrat, and academic who served as the 14th Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. This also meant that he was the first Sikh to hold the position. Besides that, Dr. Manmohan also served as the 22nd Union Minister of Finance (1991-1996) and 15th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (1982-1985). He also has a huge fan base with more than 700k followers on Facebook.

Born Name

Manmohan Singh

Nick Name

Manmohan

Dr. Manmohan Singh in a picture taken during the opening plenary at the during the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit 2009 held in New Delhi, on November 2009
Dr. Manmohan Singh in a picture taken during the opening plenary at the during the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit 2009 held in New Delhi, on November 2009 (Eric Miller / World Economic Forum / Flickr / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Gah, Punjab, British India

Residence

House No. 3989, Nandan Nagar, Ward No. 51, Sarumataria, Dispur, Guwahati, Distt. Kamrup, (Assam) 781006

Nationality

Indian

Education

Dr. Singh studied at the Hindu College in Amritsar before moving to Hoshiarpur where he attained his Bachelor’s in 1952 and Master’s in 1954 in Economics from the Panjab University.

Later on, he attained his Economics Tripos from the University of Cambridge. In 1960, he enrolled at the University of Oxford from where he completed his D.Phil.

In 1962, he completed his doctoral thesis under the guidance of Ian Malcolm David Little.

Occupation

Politician, Economist, Academic, Bureaucrat

Family

  • Father – Gurmukh Singh
  • Mother – Amrit Kaur
  • Siblings – Narinder Kaur (Sister), Gyan Kaur (Older Sister), Pritam Kaur (Sister), Gobind Kaur (Sister), Nirman Kaur (Sister), Narinder Kaur (Sister)
  • Others – Daljit Singh Kohli (Half-Brother) (Politician), Surjeet Singh Kohli (Half-Brother), Surinder Singh Kohli (Half-Brother)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Dr. Manmohan Singh’s named has been linked with –

  1. Gursharan Kaur (1958-Present) – They got married in 1958 and have 2 children – a son named Upinder Singh (Historian) and a daughter named Daman Singh (Writer).
Dr. Manmohan Singh as seen in a picture with former United States President George W. Bush at a joint conference at Hyderabad House
Dr. Manmohan Singh as seen in a picture with former United States President George W. Bush at a joint conference at Hyderabad House (Span.state.gov / U.S. Embassy New Delhi)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

He is of Sikh heritage.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Thick eyebrows
  • Well maintained salt & pepper colored beard
  • Wears a pair of rectangular reading glasses
  • Wears a blue-colored turban
Dr. Manmohan Singh as seen in a picture taken at the JNCASR on December 3, 2008, to inaugurate the ICMS and I-House building
Dr. Manmohan Singh as seen in a picture taken at the JNCASR on December 3, 2008, to inaugurate the ICMS and I-House building (Dr. Arun P Sikarwar / Flickr / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Religion

Sikhism

Dr. Manmohan Singh as seen in a picture at the G8 summit 'outreach' programme in Heiligendamm in June 2007
Dr. Manmohan Singh as seen in a picture at the G8 summit ‘outreach’ program in Heiligendamm in June 2007 (Gryffindor / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Dr. Manmohan Singh Facts

  1. He spent his initial years in Gah, Punjab before moving to Amritsar after the partition of India took place in 1947 where he grew up as a teenager.
  2. Growing up, he would study with the help of a kerosene lamp as there was no electricity in the village that he stayed in.
  3. Dr. Singh lost his mother at an early age. Hence, he was brought up by his paternal grandmother.
  4. In 1957, Dr. Singh was a member of St John’s College.
  5. After studying at the University of Cambridge, he returned to Punjab University as a professor from 1957 to 1959 and later he became the reader of the university Economics.
  6. From 1966 to 1969, Dr. Manmohan worked on the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development before being hired by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lalit Narayan Mishra as his advisor.
  7. In 1982, he was appointed as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
  8. He credits his tutor, British Economist Joan Robinson and Cambridge Economist Nicholas Kaldor for having taught him the “creative role of politics in shaping human affairs.”
  9. He begins every day with a cup of bed tea and Marie biscuits.

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