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Jan 05, 2010 at 04:04am IST

Proud papa: PM's daughter wins Infosys award

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was a proud father on Monday when his professor-daughter Upinder Singh was honoured with Infosys Prize for her outstanding contribution in the field of History.

Amid elation over accomplishments of his daughter, the Prime Minister said the Government was laying impetus on encouraging research and development by creating a favourable climate in this regard.

Congratulating all the five recipients of Infosys Prize in various categories, Singh said, "As for Upinder getting the prize, as a father I naturally feel very proud. I am grateful to God, he has given me such gifted children."

PROUD MOMENT: I am grateful to God that he has given me such gifted children, the PM said.

He was speaking after the award presentation function where he, along with his wife Gursharan Kaur, was present.

Upinder, a Professor of History in the Delhi University, was given the award for her contributions as a historian of ancient and early medieval India.