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Gulzarilal Nanda – Bharat Ratna Adward Winner

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About Gulzarilal Nanda

Born on the 4th of July in the year 1898, Gulzarilal Nanda was a renowned economist as well as a politician who had a specialization in labor issues, and he also served as the prime minister of India, for a short while, twice, subsequently after the deaths of Jawaharlal Nehru in the year 1964 as well as Lal Bahadur Shastri in the year 1966.

An intelligent mind since childhood, Nanda pursued his academics from a number of places, such as Agra, Amritsar, Lahore as well as Allahabad. He had keen interest in economics, and started off his career at the National College in Mumbai, in the year 1921, as a professor of economics.

He was an active figure in the nationalist movements of the country during its freedom struggle against the British government, and participated in the non-cooperation movement as well as the Satyagraha, under Gandhi’s leadership.

He handled the post of Union Minister for Labor and Employment during the years 1962 and 1963, and also served as the minister for Home Affairs for a period of three years, from 1963 until 1966.

The Indian government honored him with the Bharat Ratna Award in the year 1997, and he breathed his last on the 15th of January, 1998.

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