If there is one single individual who can be given credit for setting India free from the clutches of claustrophobic socialism, that is P V Narasimha Rao, who was Prime Minister of India between 1991 and 1996. The beginning of the turn around of the Indian economy was his tenure when he brought in a technocrat, our present Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as our Finance Manager and let him loose.
Unfortunately, Indian politics being what it is, very few great leaders get the recognition that they deserve in the Center, if they are not from the Nehru/Gandhi family. So, it was with much joy that I read this article in the Business World by another admirer.
I take this opportunity to express my own admiration for the man and for what he achieved in that one stint as our Prime Minister. He brought India’s dynamism out from under the wraps that the Socialists had so effectively hidden for over four decades, which can only be called our lost decades.