Late Pamulaparthi Venkata Narasimha Rao was a lawyer and politician who served as the 9th Prime Minister (PM) of India. He had been the first to hold this office from a non-Hindi-speaking region that is erstwhile Andhra Pradesh (AP). He had overseen an important phase in history, that is economic reformation and several Home incidents that challenged national security. He is generally referred to as the Father of Indian Economic Reforms. Future prime ministers like Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Man Mohan Singh continued to follow his policies.