I. K. Gujral

Inder Kumar Gujral ( इंद्र कुमार गुज़राल indr Kumar Guzrāl ) ( born December 4, 1919 in Jhelum, Pakistan today, † November 30, 2012 in New Delhi ) was an Indian politician and from 21 April 1997 to 19 March 1998 Prime Minister of India for the party Janata Dal.

In 1942 he was arrested as a member of the Indian freedom movement. Prior to his tenure as prime minister, he held various posts in the communications, information, construction, development and Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Congress Party. He coined during his tenure the concept of Gujral Doctrine, which stated that India should do in the relations with its Asian neighbors concessions in the interests of greater cooperation.

His brother is the artist Satish Gujral.


  • IK Gujral: Matters of Discretion: . Autobiography, Hay House, India, 519 pages, ISBN 978-93-8048-080-0 Feb. 2011. Distributors: Penguin books, India. ( The only autobiography by an Indian prime minister)