New Delhi, Sep 26, News24 Bureau: It is the birthday of the former prime minister of India and the first wishes come from the Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi has tweeted and wished former prime minister Manmohan Singh on his birthday on Wednesday and appreciated his selfless service to the cause of nation-building. Dr Manmohan Singh was born in Gag, now in Pakistan, on September 26, 1932. He is a renowned economist and is known for his perseverance and patience, in his personal as well as professional life. Singh is an economist who became a politician and was the country's prime minister from 2004 to 2014. He had warned about the futility and ill-effects of demonetisation and its side effects in the Indian context.
"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.Manmohan Singh has served in various positions, including as RBI chairman and finance minister besides being the prime minister of the country for two terms.