In 1957, in his second term he was appointed as the Union Minister for Labor, Employment and Planning. He became acting Prime Minister for the first time after Jawaharlal Nehru's death. He served for less than a month until the Congress, the ruling party, chose the next head. He became the acting Prime Minister for a second time after Lal Bahadur Shastri's death in 1966. This time also he held office for a very short time until the new Prime Minister was elected.
Although he had served for very short periods as the acting Prime Minister, he is remembered for his work as Labor Minister. He was an ardent follower of Gandhi's principles and was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India. Gulzarilal Nanda died on January 15,1998.
|Atal Behari Vajpayee||Indira Gandhi|
|Chandra Shekhar||Lal Bahadur Shastri|
|Choudhary Charan Singh||Morarji Desai|
|Dr Manmohan Singh||P.V. Narasimha Rao|
|Gulzarilal Nanda||Rajiv Gandhi|
|Inder Kumar Gujral||Vishwanath Pratap Singh|
Last Updated on : February 1, 2014