P.V. Narasimha Rao

Governor of Himachal Pradesh Bandaru Dattatreya pays floral tribute to late prime minster PV Narshimma Rao in Hyderabad.

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The prime ministers club

Illustration by Saahil

P.V. Narasimha Rao with Manmohan Singh, 1994

Photograph by Hindustan Times

Ved Pratap Vaidik with P.V. Narasimha Rao

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao garlanding the portrait of late Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao during his birth anniversary in Hyderabad.

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More Than FMeral What Manmohan Singh gets unstinting credit for is the economic reforms of 1991-93

Hindustan Times

File photo of former South African President Nelson Mandela with the then President Shankar Dayal Sharma and Prime Minister P.V. Narsimha Rao in New Delhi in Jan 2005.

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His due denied Narasimha Rao

Jitender Gupta

File: Former Prime Minister IK Gujral with other former Prime Ministers H D Deve Goda, V P Singh, P V Narsimha Rao and Chandra Shekhar at an interaction with the media in New Delhi in August 2003.

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Descendants Zoya Hasan writes not about Congress after Indira, but Congress after Rajiv

AFP (From Outlook 12 November 2012)

File photo of Rao at a temple (not on Dec 6, 1992) in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

Swamy with PVN in ’98. He never left Rao’s side even in wilderness.

Indian Express/Archive

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying tribute to former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao on his 7th death anniversary in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays tributes to former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao on his 6th death anniversary in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla

Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu

P.V. Narasimha Rao

Whodunit? Rajiv Gandhi, P.V. Narasimha Rao and Indira Gandhi at an AICC session

AFP (From Outlook, June 28)

The dynasts Indira and Rajiv, with Rao in the background


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the family members of former Prime Minister of India, PV Narasimha Rao as he arrives to pay tribute to the late PM on his 5th death anniversary in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Subhav Shukla

Ajit Ninan
Narasimha Rao’s The Insider gave us the perfect foil for the October ’95 launch—the juiciest bits of his novel.

After the print issue had gone to the press came the news of the passing of Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao. Statesman, scholar and linguist, Rao will be remembered for several firsts to his credit during an eventful five years as Prime Minister in the last decade that saw India take a new economic path, the demolition of the controversial Babri Masjid and the rise of the saffron forces. Rao, 83, was the first Prime Minister from the South, the first from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family to complete a full five-year term and also dubiously the first to face criminal charges and accusations in and out of the top office. An Insider, as he appropriately named his autobiographical novel, who since his ouster from power, fell out of grace, and remained an outsider.