Wishes pour in for Manmohan Singh as he turns 87

Wishes pour in on social media for former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh as he turned 87 on Thursday. Several political party leaders came forward to extend their wishes to the former prime minister.

Many hailed him for his achievements. Taking to Twitter, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi acknowledged Singh’s “selfless service, dedication and incredible contribution” in developing the country and prayed for his good health.

Former JD (U) president and NDA convener Sharad Yadav wished the former prime minister on his birthday and tweeted, “Wishing a happy birthday to #ManmohanSingh. Persons like Dr. Manmohan Singh are rarely born. Pray for his good health and long life.” Janata Dal (United) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in a press statement prayed for Singh’s long life and extended warm wishes to him on the occasion.

P Chidambaram, the former finance minister under Dr. Manmohan Singh’s regime, also wished him birthday on the micro-blogging site. Singh, who was the Prime Minister for the two consecutive terms (from 2004-2014) has turned 87 today. He is a renowned economist, credited for introducing sweeping reforms in the 1990s. Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in Punjab’s village of Gah before partition. He studied at the Panjab University, Cambridge and Oxford.(ANI)