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Celebrate former PM Rao's centenary year: Chidambaram to Centre, AP and Telangana

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 28, 2020

P Chidambaram RAVEENDRAN

On the 99th birthday of former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram mooted an idea of naming a university in Rao's name.

Chidambaram said in a statement if it was in his power, he will name a University, existing or new, after Rao to focus on the “study of the old PPE — Politics, Philosophy and Economics — subjects in which the former prime minister was a scholar and practitioner.”

Chidambaram said Rao was the person who boldly pulled India out of an outdated mindset and put the country firmly on the path of becoming a prosperous and self-reliant nation. “He had his friends, adversaries and critics, but no one can doubt his historic contribution to India. The governments of India, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh should celebrate his centenary year in a befitting manner," Chidambaram added.

Published on June 28, 2020

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