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 Inder Kumar Gujral (1919 - 2012)
Born in Jhelum on December 4, 1919 the Gujral family migrated to India after Partition.

Gujral became a civil servant and then entered into politics in and around 1964. He became a member of Rajya Sabha in 1964. Soon he became Minister of Information and Broadcasting. He was ambassador to USSR from 1976-80. On his return he left congress and joined Janta Dal and became a Minister of External Affairs in the V.P. Singh Government, and then in the Deve Gowda's Government, thereafter he became the Prime Minister of India.
During his tenure Gujral continued to be his own foreign minister and enunciated his "Gujral Doctrine" of lack of reciprocity in India's relationship with neighbours.
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