Gulzarilal Nanda

Gulzarilal Nanda, Two-time Acting Prime Minister of India.

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Gulzarilal Nanda (4 July 1898 – 15 January 1998) was an Indian politician and economist who specialized in labour issues. He was the Prime Minister of India for two short periods following the deaths of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964 and Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966. Both his terms ended after the ruling Indian National Congress's parliamentary party elected a new prime minister. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1997. Early life Born Nanda was born on 4 July 1898 in Sialkot in the Punjab Province of India into a Punjabi Hindu family (Sialkot became a part of the Punjab Province of Pakistan in 1947, after the partition of British India into India and Pakistan).
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