Gulzarilal Nanda Epitome of Gandhian ideals

by Gyanvitaranam

    Gulzarilal Nanda is often referred to as the interim Prime Minister of India, who served twice for thirteen days each: the first time after the death of the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964 and the second time after the death of Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966.

    Nanda was an ardent Congress leader and one of the country’s leading legislators and parliamentarians. He was one of the founding leaders of the Indian Trade Union Congress and secretary of the Hindustan Mazdoor Seva Sangh from 1946 to 1948. In 1997, he was honoured with the country’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.

    Earlier, he had also been awarded the Padma Vibhushan. Nanda served in the cabinet of both Nehru and Shastri. He was most recognised for his work on labour issues and was part of India’s freedom struggle against British rule.

    In 1921, he joined the Non-Cooperation movement and was imprisoned....

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