Former Indian PM Narasimha Rao passes away
Thursday, December 23, 2004
India, passed away this morning after suffering cardiac arrest in a private hospital in . He had been in critical condition for the past few days. He was admitted to the (AIIMS) on December 9 after he complained of breathlessness., former prime minister of
Mr Rao has been credited for Indian economic reforms during his tenure from 1991 to 1996, and for supporting then finance minister and current Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh's economic reforms, which allowed for the greatest sustained GDP growth in the country's history.
He has also faced several accusations of bribery, although he has been acquitted on all such charges.
He was the first person outside theto complete his full tenure as Prime Minister. Rao is survived by three sons and five daughters.
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