Singapore-born Economist Tharman Shanmugaratnam, of Indian Origin, Sworn In for a Six-Year Presidential Term.
Singapore-born Indian-origin Tharman Shanmugaratnam to Succeed President Halimah Yacob. (Photo: Wikipedia)
Indian-origin Singapore-born economist Tharman Shanmugaratnam was sworn in as the ninth president of Singapore, succeeding President Halimah Yacob. At the age of 66, he embarked on a six-year term.
Tharman, known for his lifelong public service, held key positions such as senior minister, coordinating minister for social policies, and Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He also served as Deputy Prime Minister from 2011 to 2019.
Notably, Singapore previously had two Indian-origin presidents: S R Nathan, who served as the longest-serving president, and Devan Nair, who served from 1981 to 1985 and had roots in Thalassery, Kerala.