~ Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been selected for Indira Gandhi Prize for peace, disarmament and development for his leadership of the country between 2004 and 2014 and for enhancing India's stature globally.
~ He born on 26 September 1932 in Gah now in Punjab, Pakistan.
~ He had obtained his doctorate in economics from Oxford.
~ He had worked for UN during 1966-69.
~ He had held several key posts in Government of India.
- Chief Economic Advisor (1972-76)
- Reserve Bank Governor (1982-85)
- Planning Commission Head (1985-87)
- Finance Minister under Narasimha Rao le Government
~ He was 13th PM of India and is only the third Indian Prime Minister to complete two full terms as the PM.
Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development:
~ It was started in 1986 by Indira Gandhi Trust.
~ It is an annual award.
~ The first winner of this award was Parliamentarians for Global Action.
~ The first person to win this award was Mikhail Gorbachev.
~ The last award was given in 2015 to UNHRC.
~ In 2016 this award had not been given to anybody.