P.V. Narsimha Rao served as Indian Prime Minister from 1991-1996. He was the first Prime Minister to get elected from South India. Here we have compiled a list of quotes by famous people, what they thought and said about Narasimha Rao.
Famous People’s Quotes on P.V. Narasimha Rao
Here’s what people had to say about Narasimha Rao.
Natwar Singh, former Foreign Minister on India said,
“Unlike Nehru, his knowledge of Sanskrit was profound. Nehru had a temper, PV a temperament. His roots were deep in the spiritual and religious soil of India. He did not need to ‘Discover India”.
APJ Abdul Kalam was quoted saying,
“Patriotic statesman who believed that the nation is bigger than the political system”
After Narasimha’s death, BBC said,
“An astute and dour-faced politician with a trademark pout that was a cartoonists’ delight, he was a lifelong loyalist of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, the dominant force in Indian politics since independence.”
Vir Sanghvi, an Indian journalist wrote,
“The real Narasimha Rao comes across more in the spoken part of the interview than in the written responses. But then, that is Narasimha Rao: Always preferring to be cautious than to be forthcoming.”
R.P. Bhattacharjee said,
“In July 1991, he opened the economy and dismantled import controls, lowered customs duties, and devalued the currency. The move virtually abolished licensing controls on private investment, dropped tax rates, and broke public sector monopolies. It was felt as though a second independence had arrived.”
Mulk Raj Anand in his book “The Insider” said,
“No one during the fifty years of freedom has attempted to tell the truth of contemporary history as you have done. So, in whatever form it comes, it is welcome.”
Ramesh Kandula said,
“His victory from the Nandyal constituency (in Kadapa district) gave him an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1991 for the maximum votes 89.5% polled. In 1996, he had an opposition to contend with, and still managed to poll 366,431 votes and defeat the TDP.”
Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India said,
“Narasimha Rao led India at crucial juncture, was father of economic reform.”