Former PM Manmohan Singh turned 86 on Wednesday. Birthday wishes for the former prime minister were extended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
PM Narendra Modi took to social media and prayed for his predecessor’s long life and good health.
The prime minister through his Twitter handle wrote, “Greetings to our former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh ji on his birthday. I pray for Dr Singh's long life and good health.”
Birthday wishes to the former prime minister were also extended by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who appreciated his selfless service to the cause of nation building.
"Manmohan Singh ji's birthday is an opportunity for us to appreciate and remember his many years of selfless service and dedication to the cause of nation building. I wish him a very happy birthday and good health and happiness always," Gandhi said on Twitter.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was born on September 26, 1932 in Gag, now in Pakistan.
He is an economist who became a politician and was the country's prime minister from 2004 to 2014.
Singh has served in various positions, including as RBI chairman and finance minister and has been the prime minister for two consecutive terms between 2004 and 2014.