Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral died at the age of 92 in New Delhi on Friday. Gujral headed the United Front government for 11 months from 1997 to 1998, had been ailing for a long time. He was India's external affairs minister during the 1991 Gulf War. ======= New Delhi: Former prime minister Inder Kumar Gujral has died. He was 92. "Gujral passed away at 3.31 pm at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, outside Delhi," Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde announced in Lok Sabha today. He was admitted to the Medicity Medanta Hospital on November 19 with a lung infection. (Read: The legacy of IK Gujral) He was on dialysis for over a year and had contracted a serious chest infection some days ago. Mr Gujral who was prime minister for year between 1996 and 1997, during a turbulent political time for the country. He succeeded H D Deve Gowda as Prime Minister after the Congress withdrew support to the United Front government and remained at the Congress' mercy till his own government fell. Mr Gujral was best known for his Gujral Doctrine, which proposed closer ties with India and her neighbour. He also opened dialogue with Pakistan despite its prickly attitude towards India. Mr Gujral was also foreign minister twice.