1932 - Born on the 26th of September in Gah, Punjab.
1952 - His economics education included an undergraduate.
1954 - A master's degree from Panjab University, Chandigarh.
1957 - Undergraduate degree from Cambridge University.
1962 - A doctorate from Oxford University.
1980 - Served as the governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
1991-1996 - Indian finance minister.
- He has been a member of the Rajya Sabha for Assam.
- Was elevated to finance minister in by Prime Minister Narasimha Rao.
1999 - He did not join the rebels in a major split which occurred, when three Congress leaders objected to Sonia Gandhi's rise as Congress President and Leader of the Opposition.
- Lost his seat in the Lok Sabha from South Delhi.
2002 - He was awarded the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award.
2004 - Prime minister of India.
2005 - Indian foreign minister.
2006 - He made it clear in his address to Parliament regarding his Nuclear Deal with US.
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