Bringing Narsimha Rao back from the dead

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    One of the best statesman of the last century, one who undid the wrongs of past four decades and the architect of modern India is the least talked about person in India today. This thread would be dedicated to his legacy, shortcomings and strengths. He too headed a minority government at one of the most turbulent times in Indian history and steered it through like a fine helms man.

    He was not only a great politician but what attracted me first to him was his command over so many languages: Telugu, Hindi, Urdu, Oriya, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, English, French, Arabic, Spanish, German, Greek, Latin and Persian.

    This is the first paragraph from Wikipedia:
    P. V. Narasimha Rao - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Please jump in if you know anything about the guy.
     
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    Tearing down Narsimha Rao

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    Give Narasimha Rao his due - Views - livemint.com

     
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    Achievements of PVN includes putting India on the highway to growth and Indian nuclear program. NDA govt carried out the tests but it was PVN who laid the foundations. A shining example of putting national interests before politics. Sadly it's the only example.
     
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    As Industry Minister and Prime Minister in 1991 he pushed through the required legislation for reforms in Parliament. He also brought aboard Congress men who would have opposed the reforms through his people skills [apparently he was advised to add a few paras at the end as to how the reforms would be in line with the great thoughts of Nehru and Indira Gandhi!]. Manmohan Singh at that time was his third choice for Finance Minister after the first two had not taken the job. Manmohan Singh was more of an implementor to Narasimha Rao's plans than the leader of the reforms. PVN Rao arguably is one of the best Prime Ministers we have had, he had the guts to push through unpalatable reforms against opposition from his own party members.
     
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    This fact surprised me.

    Can someone help in translating this from Telugu and write the crux of the article:
    WELCOME :: GREATANDHRA.COM - nindala palayina apara chanakyudu...
     
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    Rao was ‘true father’ of Indian bomb, says Vajpayee

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    Portrait of Rao as N-architect

     
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    One who initiated the Look East Policy!
     
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    Unsung hero of the India story « Swaminomics

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    Unsung hero of the India story « Swaminomics

    Unsung hero of the India story

     
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    Narasimha Rao led India at crucial juncture,father of economic reforms

    HYDERABAD: Former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao was a multi-faceted personality who provided great leadership to India at a crucial juncture, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday.


    Delivering the inaugural P V Narasimha Rao Memorial Lecture organised by Hyderabad Media House, Mukherjee praised him for his political sagacity and farsightedness that benefited the country immensely.


    Rao was the father of economic reforms, architect of India's 'Look East' foreign policy and the leader who brought peace to terror-ravaged Punjab, the President said.


    Recalling his association with Rao, Mukherjee said it began in 1970s and continued till the former Prime Minister breathed his last in 2004.


    Both the leaders had worked together closely in Congress party and Union government in various capacities.


    Rao took over as Prime Minister at a time when Congress as ruling party did not have majority in Lok Sabha and the economy was in a crisis with foreign currency reserves plummeting to around USD one billion, Mukherjee said.


    Rao embarked on the path of economic reforms with boldness to steer the economy out of the problems and the selection of Manmohan Singh as Finance Minister was marvellous, he said.


    The country is benefiting even today from the economic reforms initiated by Narasimha Rao, Mukherjee said.


    Observing that Rao gave a new turn to the country's foreign policy, he said the 'Look East' policy, for which the initiative was taken by him, enabled ASEAN to emerge as a major trading partner of India.


    The Constitution had to be amended to extend President's rule in Punjab as elections could not be held due to terrorism, he said.


    Rao resolved the problem which was another display of his political sagacity and administrative competence. He succeeded in conducting elections in Punjab and the state is peacefully administered now, the President said.


    Mukherjee hoped that the memorial lecture would be an annual affair.


    Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Governor E S L Narasimhan, Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah, Rao's daughter Vani Devi and sons P V Ranga Rao, P V Rajeswara Rao and P V Prabhakar Rao and other family members were present on the occasion.

    Rao's mastery over 16 languages is a rare feat which also enabled him to communicate effectively in north India and also get elected from Ramtek in Maharashtra, Mukherjee said.

    History will remember him as a leader who provided leadership to the country at a crucial juncture, he added.

    Recalling that his father Amarnath Reddy and late Narasimha Rao were colleagues, Kiran Kumar said he too had a close association with the former premier.

    Rao reposed immense faith in his father and showed great affection towards him as well, Reddy said, adding that the former also attended his marriage.

    Praising Rao's leadership qualities and multi-faceted personality, Rosaiah said he brought respect for Telugu people all over the world.
    Narasimha Rao led India at crucial juncture, was father of economic reform: Pranab - TOI Mobile | The Times of India Mobile Site
     
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    Re: Narasimha Rao led India at crucial juncture,father of economic ref

    Mr Peesident you didn't do anything when this great leader was sidelined in congress while sucking up to SG
     
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    Re: Narasimha Rao led India at crucial juncture,father of economic ref

    Rao garu lead from front in the reforms holding post of PM as well as Industry Minister and pushing through the required Acts in Parliament.
     
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    Re: Narasimha Rao led India at crucial juncture,father of economic ref

    It is true that Narashimha Rao was a visionary.

    Not only he brought about the economic 'revolution' but formulated the 'Look East' policy and started cooperation with Israel without upsetting the Arabs!

    I think Pranab is slightly peeved that he has been eased out of politics and put to pasture by being elevated as the President and also for being blamed for every ill of the UPA2.

    I think he is striking back at Sonia Gandhi because of this and he know well that the Gandhis disliked Rao immensely.

    Mukherjee, quite a few times, after he became President, spoke not in laudatory terms about Govt actions and instead did appear a bit off the Govt line of thought.
     
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    Re: Narasimha Rao led India at crucial juncture,father of economic ref

     
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    I honestly think there's a bit of historical misappropriation here. Narshima Rao and MMS did not initiate economic reforms out of their own accord because it was a good idea. They had to do it because there was no other choice, if it were really up to them they would have persisted with the idiotic economic system they inherited.

    The sad fact is that since the first generation of modern India's founding fathers there have been no worthwhile national leaders.
     
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    Very true - reforms were undertaken when India was pushed to the wall with almost zero reserves. Even then it took a man of PVNR's political skills to push through the reforms with reluctant Congressmen and others.
     
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    This is exactly why China's success has been more genuine than India's. I've never bought into the whole "elephant and the dragon" or "Chindia" or any of those other silly monikers that attempt to draw parallels between the two countries. The Chinese leaders specifically instituted policy changes after they had considered all its advantages and disadvantages. On the other hand India's economic growth through reformations was essentially a lucky break due to unavoidable circumstances; that its almost impossible to pass any reform policies through the houses makes me think most law makers have no idea what they're doing. I'm not surprised that Indian politicians retrospectively dispense credit for the reformation in ways that suits them, however I think it would behoove the citizenry to understand the reality of the situation.
     

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