On 26 September 1932, Manmohan Singh was born in in Gah, Punjab, British India, to Gurmukh Singh and Amrit
Kaur into a Sikh family. His mother died when he was very young, later he was raised by his paternal
grandmother, to whom he was very close.
His Family migrated to Amritsar in India after the partition of India after the Partition of India, where
he studied at Hindu College. Later in Hushiarpur He attended Punjab University Panjab University, then in
Hoshiarpur,Punjab, studying Economics and got his bachelor's and master's degrees in 1952 and 1954,
respectively, standing first throughout his academic career. He completed his Economics Tripos at
University of Cambridge as he was a member of St John's College in 1957.
In a 2005 interview with the British journalist Mark Tully, Dr. Manmohan Singh said about his Cambridge
I first became conscious of the creative role of politics in shaping human affairs, and I owe that mostly
to my teachers Joan Robinson and Nicholas Kaldor. Joan Robinson was a brilliant teacher, but she also
sought to awaken the inner conscience of her students in a manner that very few others were able to
achieve. She questioned me a great deal and made me think the unthinkable. She propounded the left wing
interpretation of Keynes, maintaining that the state has to play more of a role if you really want to
combine development with social equity. Kaldor influenced me even more; I found him pragmatic,
scintillating, stimulating. Joan Robinson was a great admirer of what was going on in China, but Kaldor
used the Keynesian analysis to demonstrate that capitalism could be made to work.
After Cambridge, Singh returned to India to his teaching position at Punjab University.
In 1960, he went to the University of Oxford for the DPhil, where he was a member of Nuffield College. His
1962 doctoral thesis under the supervision of I.M.D. Little was titled "India's export performance,
1951–1960, export prospects and policy implications", and was later the basis for his book "India's Export
Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth"
Singh married Gursharan Kaur in 1958. They have three daughters, Upinder Singh, Daman Singh and Amrit
Singh. Upinder Singh is a professor of history at Delhi University. She has written six books, including
Ancient Delhi (1999) and A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India (2008). Daman Singh is a graduate
of St. Stephen's College, Delhi and Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat, and author of The Last
Frontier: People and Forests in Mizoram and a novel Nine by Nine, Amrit Singh is a staff attorney at the
American Civil Liberties Union. Ashok Pattnaik, 1983 batch Indian Police Service officer, son-in-law of
former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was appointed CEO of National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) in 2016.
Singh has undergone multiple cardiac bypass surgeries, the most recent of which took place in January