Who was the acting Prime Minister of India twice on the death of Jawaharlal Nehru and Lal Bahadur Shastri?
(GULZARILAL NANDA the acting prime minister of India twice)
Gulzarilal Nanda (4th July 1898- 15th January 1998) was the acting Prime Minister of India for two short periods.
Gulzarilal Nanda acted as the Prime Minister of India for the first time in May 1964. He was the acting Prime Minister from 27th May 1964 to 9th June 1964 following the death of first Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru, who died while in office. Gulzarilal Nanda was then succeeded by Lal Bahadur Shastri.
Gulzarilal Nanda acted as the Prime Minister of India for the second time following the demise of the second Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shashtri, who also died while in office. Gulzarilal Nanda was the acting Prime Minister from 11th January 1966 to 24th January 1966. This time he was succeeded by Indira Gandhi who was the first and to date the only female Prime Minister of India.
Gulzarilal Nanda handled the portfolio of the Ministry of Home Affairs from 29th August 1963 to 14th November 1966 under Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi.
Gulzarilal Nanda was born in Sialkot in the Punjab province of British India. After the division of the country in August 1947, Sialkot became a part of Punjab province of Pakistan.
Gulzarilal Nanda was an economist and was specialized in labour issues. Working as a research scholar on labour problems at Allahabad University from 1920 to 1921 he became a Professor of Economics at National College in Mumbai (earlier known as Bombay) in 1921. He was also part of the Indian Non-Cooperation Movement against the British rule and was also imprisoned for Satyagraha in 1932. He was honoured with “Proud Past Alumni” from “Allahabad University Alumni Association”.
Gulzarilal Nanda was awarded Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the Republic of India in the year 1997. He passed away at the age of 99 in the year 1998.
Gulzarilal Nanda was the oldest living former head of state.