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Narendra Modi wishes Manmohan Singh on his 85th birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his birthday praying for his long life.

"Warm birthday wishes to our former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. May he lead a long life filled with good health," Modi said in a tweet.

Singh, who turned 85 on Tuesday, was the Prime Minister between 2004 and 2014 during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime.

Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi. PTI

His political career began in 1991 when he was appointed as the country's finance minister under late Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao.

It was the same year during which he helped usher in "liberalisation and privatisation" to the Indian economy.

Singh was born in Gah in undivided Punjab on this day in 1932.

Published Date: Sep 26, 2017 12:12 PM | Updated Date: Sep 26, 2017 12:12 PM

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