Former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao was recalled by various leaders on the occasion of his birthday today. He was an Indian lawyer and politician who was the 9th Indian Prime Minister from 1991 to 1996.
The Telangana government, under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, said the state would observe PV Narasimha Rao’s centenary celebrations for a year from today. The government has urged Telugu associations in 51 countries to celebrate “on a large scale”.
Telangana Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao said that the state government “will plead to confer Bharat Ratna on PV Narasimha Rao”.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu paid him homage on the occasion of his birthday and recalled the pioneering role he had played in initiating economic reforms at a critical time when the Indian economy was on the brink of collapse. “He sought to dismantle the restrictions imposed by the raj license, to cut red tape and to make Indian industries more competitive,” said the vice president.
In memory of the former Prime Minister, Shri P V Narasimha Rao, on the occasion of his birthday today. A pioneer of economic reforms that have firmly placed India on the path to economic recovery. He was a shrewd administrator and a multifaceted personality – a scholar, writer and multilingual. pic.twitter.com/3prKUQidPS
– Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) June 28, 2020
PV Narasimha Rao was born on June 28, 1921 in Telangana (then the State of Hyderabad in Nizam) and died on December 23, 2004 in New Delhi. The former Prime Minister, a member of the Congress party, had laid the groundwork for trade liberalization and the reintegration of the Indian economy into the world economy.
Congress also went on Twitter to honor PV Narasimha Rao and called him “a visionary leader who oversaw the great economic transformations of the Indian economy”.
We pay tribute to P. V. Narsimha Rao, a visionary leader who oversaw the great economic transformations of the Indian economy. His contributions to the nation will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/UlIPNoshQA
– Congress (@INCIndia) June 28, 2020
The official Twitter handle of the office of the chief minister of Telangana today released various videos reminiscent of the former prime minister.
The women’s wing of Congress also visited Twitter to pay tribute to the leader. “We pay tribute to former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao on his birthday today. This year, the nation is celebrating its centenary. His tremendous contribution to the economic transformation of India will always be cherished. “