Manmohan Singh awarded Indira Gandhi prize
Q. Which Former PM was selected Indira Gandhi Prize for peace, disarmament and development for his leadership of the country between 2004 and 2014?- Published on 21 Nov 17
a. Pranab Mukherjee
b. Sonia Gandhi
c. Atal Behari Vajpayee
d. Manmohan Singh
ANSWER: Manmohan Singh
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (85) was selected Indira Gandhi Prize for peace, disarmament and development for his leadership of the country between 2004 and 2014 and for enhancing India's stature globally.
He was unanimously chosen for the award by an international jury chaired by former President Pranab Mukherjee.Manmohan Singh: Know More
- Manmohan Singh born 26 September 1932
- The first Sikh in office, Singh was also the first prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term.
- Born in Gah (now in Punjab, Pakistan), Singh's family migrated to India during its partition in 1947. After obtaining his doctorate in economics from Oxford, Singh worked for the United Nations during 1966-69.
- He subsequently began his bureaucratic career when Lalit Narayan Mishra hired him as an advisor in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
- Over the 70s, 80s and 90s, Singh held several key posts in the Government of India, such as Chief Economic Advisor (1972-76), Reserve Bank governor (1982-85) and Planning Commission head (1985-87) besides FM and Leader of Opposition.