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May 20, 2004
He is the father of India's economic reforms, the man who laid the foundation for India Shining.
Today, he is on the brink of making history as India's new prime minister.
The low-profile, highly ethical academician-bureaucrat-technocrat, who served as Union finance minister between 1991 and 1996, is also the best qualified Indian to serve as the country's prime minister since Independence.
Congratulate the man who beat all the odds and proves that nice guys don't always finish last.