Prime Minister Modi Greets Manmohan Singh On His Birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi, on Sept. 2, 2018. (Photograph: PTI)

Prime Minister Modi Greets Manmohan Singh On His Birthday

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his birthday on Saturday, wishing him a long and healthy life.

Singh, who headed the UPA coalition government between 2004 and 2014, turned 88 on Saturday. He is credited with playing a key role in ushering in economic reforms as the finance minister in the P V Narasimha Rao government during 1991-96.

Wishing Singh, the prime minister tweeted, "Birthday greetings to Dr Manmohan Singh Ji. I pray to Almighty that he is blessed with a long and healthy life."

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