Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew
Updated: 2015-03-23 04:34
Former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew waves to supporters as he submits his nomination papers to contest in the elections in Singapore, April 27, 2011. [Photo/IC]
Singapore's 91-year-old founding father and its first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was born on Sept 16, 1923.
Lee ruled for 31 years until 1990. Lee has been credited with transforming the city-state from a sleepy tropical port to a wealthy, bustling financial hub with one of the highest incomes in the world.