Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
12th Lok Sabha
Father's Name Late Shri Avtar Narain Gujral Date of Birth 4 December 1919 Place of Birth Jhelum (Now in Pakistan) Marital Status Married on 26 May 1945 Children Two sons Educational Qualifications B.Com., M.A. Educated at D.A.V. College, Haily College of Commerce and Forman Christian College, Lahore (now in Pakistan) Permanent Address G-13 Maharani Bagh, New Delhi-110065 Tel. (011) 6834002, 6834003 Present Address 5, Janpath, New Delhi-110001 Tel. (011) 3794433, 3014300 Fax (011) 3794444 E-Mail - Positions Held 1959-64 Vice-President, New Delhi Municipal Council 1964-76 Member, Rajya Sabha (two terms) 1967-69 Union Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs and Communications 1969-71 Union Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting and Communications 1971-72 Union Minister of State, Works, Housing and Urban Development 1972-75 Union Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting 1975-76 Union Minister of State, Planning 1976-80 India's Ambassadar to U.S.S.R. (Cabinet rank) 1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha 1989-90 Union Cabinet Minister, External Affairs 1992-98 Member, Rajya Sabha (3rd term) 1992-96 Member, Committee on External Affairs Member, Committee on Petitions Member, Public Accounts Committee Member, Committee on Rules Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Member, General Purposes Committee 1993-96 Chairman, Committee on Commerce and Textiles June-Nov.1996 Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha and April 1997 - March 1998 1996-97 Union Cabinet Minister, External Affairs June 1996 Union Cabinet Minister, Water Resources Apri1 1997- Prime Minister of India and also incharge of March 1998 Ministries/Departments of Atomic Energy, Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions, Electronics, External Affairs, Jammu and Kashmir Affairs, Ocean Development and Space, Urban Affairs and Employment, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Power, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Finance and Labour, Health and Family Welfare and Planning and Programme Implementation 1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term) Chairman, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committees (I,II and III) Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs Books Published A Foreign Policy for India (in English); and Mazameen-e-Gujral (in two parts) Social and Cultural Activities President, Nari Niketan Trust and A.N. Gujral Memorial School, Jalandhar, Punjab; Founder-President, Delhi Art Theatre; and Vice-President, Lok Kalyan Samiti Special Interests Author and commentator on national and international affairs Sports and Clubs Former President, Rotary Club, Delhi, 1960; and Co-Chairman, Asian Rotary Conference, 1961; and Founder-Member, India International Centre, New Delhi; Member, (i)Delhi Gymkhana Club; and (ii) Golf Club, New Delhi Countries Visited Widely travelled; India's Special Envoy, (i) Bulguria, 1961; (ii) Gabon, Cameroon, Congo, Chad and Republic of Central Africa, 1975; and (iii) Republic of Malawi; Leader, Indian Delegation to (i) UNESCO Conference on Education and Environment, Tbilisi, 1977; (ii) UN Special Session on Economic Development, New York, 1990; (iii) UN General Assembly, New York, 1990; (iv) UN Session on Human Rights, Geneva, 1995; and (v) UN General Assembly, New York, 1996; Alternate Leader, Indian Delegation to (i) UNESCO Session, 1970, 1972 and 1974; and (ii) UN Session on Environment, Stockholm, 1974; Chairman, UNESCO Seminar on "Man and New Communication Systems", Paris, 1973; Member, Indian Delegation to UN, New York, 1994 and 1995; Member, Indian Parliamentay Delegation to, (i) Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference, Canberra, 1967; (ii) Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, Canada, 1994; and (iii) 94th IPU Conference, Bucharest, 1995; Member, UNO Panel of `Eminent Persons' to study and report on situation in Algeria, 1998; and visited Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Egypt and Sudan as Union Minister in attendance to the President of India Other Information Belongs to a family of freedom fighters; parents participated in the Freedom Struggle in Punjab; actively participated in Freedom Struggle at the age of eleven; was arrested and severely beaten up by the police in 1931 for organising movement of young children in Jhelum town; and imprisoned during Quit India Movement, 1942; Conferred, (i) Ph. D. (Honorary) by Jamia Urdu University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh; (ii) D. Litt. (Honorary) by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab; and (iii) D. Litt (Honorary) by Soka University, South Korea; Chairman, (i) Indian Council of South Asian Co-operation; and (ii) Official Committee for Promotion of Urdu (Gujral Committee); President, India-Pakistan Friendship Society; Currently President, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA); Former President, Lahore Students' Union; General-Secretary, Punjab Students' Federation; Convenor and Spokesman, United Front of the Opposition Parties Conclave at Calcutta, Srinagar and Delhi; Chancellor (currently), Visva Bharati University, Shanti Niketan; and Member, (i)Capital Plan Monitoring Committee; (ii)Senate, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; and (iii) Senate, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi

Election Result of Jullundur Lok Sabha Constituency
Total electorate 11,12,633 Total votes polled 6,50,836 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates (1) Shri Inder Kumar Gujral (J.D.) 3,80,785 (2) Shri Umrao Singh (I.N.C.) 2,49,769 (3) Shri Baldev Singh [B.S.P.(A)] 5,693 (4) Shri Gurdev Singh (Ind.) 3,160
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