Manmohan Singh- Age, Caste, Family, Biography & More.

Manmohan Singh was the 13th Prime Minister of the Republic of India. At the same time he is also an economist. After his victory in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, he became the first Prime Minister of India after Jawaharlal Nehru, who got the opportunity to become the Prime Minister for the second consecutive time after successfully completing the five-year term. He is also credited for the economic reforms carried out as finance minister during the prime ministership of PV Narasimha Rao from 21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996.

Manmohan Singh’s Bio

Real Name/ Full NameManmohan Singh
Nick NameMohan
ProfessionEconomist, Bureaucrats, Politician
HeightIn centimeter- 168 cm
In Meter- 1.68 meter
In Inches- 5 feet 6 inch
WeightIn kilograms- 68 kg
In pounds- 132 lbs 
Eye ColorBlack 
Hair ColorGray

Personal Life-

Born26 September 1932
Manmohan Singh’s Age (2021)89 Years
Birth PlaceGah, Punjab, British India (Now Punjab, Pakistan)
Zodiac SignLibra
HometownAmritsar, Punjab, India
SchoolAn Elementary School in Gah, Peshawar.Khalsa
High School for Boys, Peshawar, British India 
College/UniversityHindu College Amritsar
Govt. College, Punjab University, Hoshiarpur.
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
Oxford University, Oxford, England
EducationB.A Hon.  in Economics from Govt. College, Punjab University, Hoshiarpur in 1952
M.A. Economics from Govt. College, Punjab University, Hoshiarpur in 1954
Economics Tripos from University of Cambridge- 1957
Doctorate  in Philosophy from The University of Oxford- 1960.
CastKhatri, Kohli
Food HabitVegetarian
HobbiesReading, Writing, Poetry.
Books written by Manmohan SinghChanging India (2018)
The Quest of Equity in development (1986) 


Marital StatusMarried
Manmohan Singh’s Wife/SpouseGursharan Kaur (Homemaker)
Marriage Date- 14 September 1958
Manmohan Singh’s ChildrenDaughter- 3
Amrit Singh (Lawyer)
Daman Singh (Writer)
Upinder Singh (Historian)
ParentsFather- Gurmukh Singh 
Mother- Amrit Kaur
Step Mother- Sitawanti Kaur
Grand ParentsGrand Father- Sant Singh
Grand Mother- Jamna Devi
SiblingsBrother- Died at early age
Half brothers- 3
Surinder Singh Kohli (Politician)
Daljit Singh Kohli ( Politician)
Surjeet Singh Kohli (Politician)
Half Sisters- 6
Address9 Safdarjung lane, New Delhi. 


As A Bureaucrats1972- Chief Economic Adviser in The Ministry Of Finance.
1976- Secretary in The Finance Ministry
1980-82- Member of Planning Commission
1982-85- Governor of Reserve Bank Of India
1985-87- Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission
1987-90- Secretary General of South Commission, Geneva, Switzerland.
1990- Adviser of Prime Minister of India on economics Affairs During V.P.Singh Tenure.
1991- Chairman of UGC
As A Politician1991- Elected to the Upper House of Parliament From Assam & became the Finance Minister of India in the P.V. Narasimha Rao Government.
1995- Re-elected for Rajya Sabha from Assam.
1998-2004 Leader Of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.
1999- Lost the Lok Sabha Election to BJP’s Vijay Kumar Malhotra from South Delhi Constituency.  
2001- Re-elected for Rajya Sabha from Assam 3rd time.
2004- Became The 13th Prime Minister Of India in the 14th Loksabha.
2007- Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam 4th Time.
2009- Became the 14th Prime Minister Of India in The 15th Loksabha.
2013- Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam 5th Time.
2014- Resigned from The Post of Prime Minister Of India After Congress losing the general Election 2014.
2017- Elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.  
Manmohan Singh’s Net Worth2 Faltes worth Rs. 7.30 Crore in Chandigarh And New Delhi
160 Gram of Gold worth rupees 8 lakh.
SalaryAll salary allowances and other facilities to be received by a member of Rajya Sabha

Facts About

  • Manmohan Singh was born on 26 September 1932 in Gah (Punjab) which is now in Pakistan. He was born in a Sikh family. His mother had died in his childhood, after which he was brought up by his grandmother.
  • Since childhood, Manmohan Singh ji was of sharp mind, he was very fond of studying, because of this he used to top the class every year. At the time of independence, after the partition of Hindustan Pakistan, his family had to come to Amritsar. Further studies Manmohan Singh did the same, he enrolled in the Hindu College here. For graduation, Manmohan Singh went to Chandigarh, where he graduated in economics from Punjab University.
  • He went to Cambridge and Oxford University for further studies. After completing his studies, he returned to India and became a professor at Panjab University and Delhi School of Economics.
  • In 1958, he married Gursharan Kaur, with whom he had 3 daughters Upinder, Amrit and Daman. His daughter Upinder is a Professor of History at Delhi University. The second daughter, Amrit, works in American Civil Liberty. The third daughter Daman is a housewife, who is married to an IPS officer, she has also written many books.
  • In 1971, he joined the Indian Civil Service, where he became the Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Commerce. He worked in many departments of the Indian government, where he also got the honor of top grade officer.
  • In 1991, Manmohan Singh left the government job and stepped into politics. At this time PV Narasimha Rao was elected Prime Minister, he made Manmohan Singh ji the Finance Minister in his cabinet.
  • At this time India was going through a very bad economic phase, Manmohan Singh ji visited many countries to improve the economy of the country. He first stopped the scheme named ‘License Raj’ as soon as he came to power.
  • In 1998, Manmohan Singh was elected a member of the Rajya Sabha, and from 1998 to 2004 he was the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.
  • In the general elections held in 2004, the UPA government won, after which Manmohan Singh was declared the next Prime Minister of India. Manmohan Singh was not even a member of the Lok Sabha at that time.
  • In 2007, India’s Highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth increased to 9%, with which India became the world’s second largest economy growing country.
  • Manmohan ji, being the Prime Minister, also started many schemes, he started the National Rural Health Mission scheme for the welfare of rural people.
  • After the terrorist attack in Mumbai in 2008, Manmohan ji formed the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which kept a close watch on terrorism.
  • In 2014, Sanjay Baru ji, a political commentator, wrote a book on the biography of Manmohan Singh. The name of this book was ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’. The biopic film of Manmohan Singh ji based on this is about to come. Its name has also been named ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’.
Manmohan Singh Ji With Wife And Daughters


  • In 1982, John’s College, Cambridge honored Manmohan Singh.
  • In 1987, he was honored by the Government of India with the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s fourth highest honor.
  • In 1994, the London School of Economics selected him as a Distinguished Fellow.
  • In 2002, he was awarded the Parliamentary Award by the Indian Parliament Group.
  • In 2010, he was awarded the World Statesman Award by a foundation.


  • Time magazine, considered America’s most popular and reliable, has termed Manmohan Singh as an under-achiever. In this report, published under the name Man in Shadow, question marks have been raised on the ability of Dr. Manmohan Singh and his seriousness to get the Congress out of the crisis.

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