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Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral died at the age of 92 in New Delhi on Friday. Gujral, who headed the United Front government for 11 months from April 1997 to March 1998, had been ailing for a long time.
He was India's external affairs minister during the 1991 Gulf War. Gujral was India's 12th Prime Minister and had been undergoing dialysis for a year. He was hospitalised following a lung infection.
Born on December 4, 1919 in Jhelum (now in Pakistan), Gujral joined the freedom struggle at the age of 11 and was jailed during the Quit India Movement in 1942.
He was the author of the Gujral Doctrine, a guide to India's policy viz-a-vis its neighbours. He was a writer and commentator on national and international affairs as well as theatre.
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