List of awards and honours received by Manmohan Singh

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Singh in the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit, 2009

Manmohan Singh is an Indian economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India for two consecutive terms (2004–09 and 2009–14).[1] He held prominent posts in different organizations and received several honors for his work even before beginning his political career.[2] He held various posts such as advisor to the Foreign Trade Ministry, Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance (India), Governor of Reserve Bank of India, and Head of the Planning Commission.[3] As the Finance Minister in the P. V. Narasimha Rao government in the 1990s, he carried out several structural reforms that liberalised India's economy.[4] Singh was re-elected as the Prime Minister in 2009. He is the only prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru, to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term. Singh is also the first and only Sikh to hold the office.

Born on September 26, 1932 in Gah (British India) Singh received his early education from the Hindu College, Amritsar where his family migrated after the Partition of India. From 1966 to 1969, he worked for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Later, Singh worked as a Professor of International Trade at the Delhi School of Economics from 1969 to 1971. In 1972, he was appointed as the Chief Economic Adviser to the Ministry of Finance and in 1976, he became a Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. From 1980 to 1982, he worked for the Planning Commission of India.[5] He served as the Governor of Reserve Bank of India from September 16, 1982 to January 14, 1985.[6]

In 1985, he was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India, a post he held till 1987. From 1987 to 1990, he worked as the Secretary General of the South Commission, an independent economic think-tank based in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1990, he became the Adviser on Economic Affairs to the Prime Minister, following his return to India. In 1991, he became the Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC). In 1991, Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao appointed him as the Finance Minister of India, in his government - a post Singh held until 1996. As the Finance Minister of India, he was successful in implementing economic reforms that aimed at enhancing the productivity and liberalization of the economy.

Singh was first elected to the upper house of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, in 1991 by the legislature of the state of Assam and was re-elected in 1995, 2001, 2007. In 2004 General Elections, Indian National Congress party joined hands with the allies, formed the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and defeated BJP. Congress leader, Sonia Gandhi recommended Singh’s name for the post of Prime Minister and on May 22, 2004, he became the 14th Prime Minister of India. In 2009, UPA was again successful in forming the government in the 15th Lok Sabha elections and he was re-elected as the Prime Minister of India on 22 May 2009.

Awards and honours[edit]

Year Name of Award or Honour Awarding Organisation Notes Ref(s)
2014 Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers Government of Japan - -
2010 World Statesman Award Appeal of Conscience Foundation - -
2005 Top 100 Influential People in the World Time - -
2005 Honorary Fellowship All India Institute of Medical Sciences - -
2002 Outstanding Parliamentarian Award Indian Parliamentary Group - -
2000 Annasaheb Chirmule Award Annasaheb Chirmule Trust - -
1999 H.H. Kanchi Sri Paramacharya Award for Excellence Shri R. Venkataraman, The Centenarian Trust - -
1999 Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi - -
1997 Lokmanya Tilak Award Tilak Smarak Trust, Pune - -
1997 Justice K.S. Hegde Foundation Award Justice K.S. Hegde Foundation - -
1997 Nikkei Asia prize for Regional Growth Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. - -
1996 Honorary Professorship Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi - -
1995 Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award (1994–95) Indian Science Congress Association - -
1994 Finance Minister of the Year Asiamoney - -
1994 Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award (1994–95 Indian Science Congress Association - -
1994 Elected Distinguished Fellow of the London School of Economics London School of Economics Centre for Asia Economy, Politics and Society -
1994 Elected Honorary Fellow, Nuffield College Nuffield College, Oxford, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK - -
1994 Elected Distinguished Fellow of the London School of Economics London School of Economics Centre for Asia Economy, Politics and Society -
1994 Elected Honorary Fellow of the All India Management Association All India Management Association - -
1993 Finance Minister of the Year Euromoney - -
1993 Finance Minister of the Year Asiamoney - -
1987 Padma Vibhushan President of India - -
1986 Elected National Fellow National Institute of Education - -
1985 Elected President of the Indian Economic Association Indian Economic Association - -
1982 Elected Honorary Fellow St John's College, Cambridge - -
1982 Elected Honorary Fellow Indian Institute of Bankers - -
1976 Honorary Professorship Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - -
1957 Elected Wrenbury Scholar University of Cambridge, UK - -
1956 Adam Smith Prize University of Cambridge, UK - -
1955 Wright Prize for Distinguished Performance St. John's College, Cambridge, UK - -
1954 Uttar Chand Kapur Medal Panjab University, Chandigarh {Was then in Hoshiarpur, Punjab} For standing first in M.A.(Economics) -
1952 University Medal Punjab University, Chandigarh For standing first in B.A.(Honors Economics) -

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dr. Manmohan Singh -May 22, 2004 - May 26, 2014". Prime Minister's Office (India) . Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Detailed Profile: Dr. Manmohan Singh". National Portal of India. Retrieved 13 January 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Profile: Manmohan Singh". British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (11 March 2015). Broadcasting House. BBC. Retrieved 13 January 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Rao Ministry". indiancabinet. Retrieved 13 January 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "The Indian Economy Since Independence" (PDF). Florida Atlantic University. Retrieved 13 January 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Past Governors and Deputy Governors". Reserve Bank of India. Retrieved 13 January 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)