01 December 2012 :: Inder Kumar Gujral (4 December 1919 – 30 November 2012) was an Indian politician who served as the 12th Prime Minister of India from April 1997 to March 1998. Gujral was the second PM to govern exclusively from the Rajya Sabha, first being his immediate predecessor H. D. Deve Gowda.
Gujral participated in India’s freedom struggle, and was jailed in 1942 during the ‘Quit India Movement’.
His wife, Sheila Gujral, died on 11 July 2011. She was a prominent poet and author of several books in Punjabi, Hindi and English languages. His brother Satish Gujral is a prominent painter and architect. Gujral has two sons, Naresh and Vishal Gujral. His elder son, Naresh, is a Member of the Rajya Sabha. His niece, Medha, is married to Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota.
On 30 November 2012, following a prolonged illness, Gujral died aged 92. Gujral was admitted at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, Haryana, on November 19, 2012. After a brief battle with his multiple ailments, he died on 30 November 2012 at 3.27pm. He is survived by his sons Naresh and Vishal Gujral.