Manmohan was not a close associate of Rao before being appointed FM and daughter Daman says in her book that her father knew Rao "very slightly" from his days in the Planning Commission when Rao was a Cabinet Minister
For many security cover is a privilege to be flaunted. And then there are Daman and Upinder Singh, the daughters of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has to make up his mind whether or not he wants to write his autobiography, his daughter Daman Singh has said.
Authored by the second of his three daughters, Daman Singh, the book, titled 'Strictly Personal: Manmohan and Gursharan', says that Indira Gandhi wanted Manmohan Singh as a member of the Planning Commission to prepare the Sixth Five-Year Plan (1980-85)
Manmohan Singh was asleep when PC Alexander, principal secretary to the prime minister, rang him up frantically to convey Rao's decision to appoint him as finance minister.
Manmohan Singh had joined a pre-medical course as his father wanted him to become a doctor but pulled out after a couple of months, losing interest in the subject, according to a book on the former prime minister by his daughter.
Senior advocate HS Phoolka questioned why former prime minister Manmohan Singh kept quiet about his house being attacked during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Asked how Manmohan Singh would have felt when Sonia Gandhi refused to take over and selected him to be the next prime minister, his daughter said it was a challenge.