A Man in Shadow

"In the past 20 years, Singh's avuncular visage and signature powder blue turban were synonymous with India's rising star, a fixture on front pages since the early 1990s, when, as Finance Minister, he played a pivotal role in liberalizing the economy and setting the nation on the path of fast growth. In a capital full of bluster and backroom deals, the quiet economist has long been admired for his restraint and personal integrity, characteristics that played a large part in his being handpicked by Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi for the nation's top job in 2004. ... In 2009, when the government was re-elected, the headlines trumpeted: SINGH IS KING! The mood could not be more different now."

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