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Niranjan Das Gulhati was an Indian civil engineer, water resources consultant and writer, known for his mediation in the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 between India and Pakistan.[2] His contributions were reported in the formation of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID),[3] a non governmental organization which promotes transfer of water sharing technologies between countries.[4] An Alumnus of the Thomason College of Engineering (present-day Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee), he was associated with the World Bank, International Development Association and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.[5] He was the author of two books, Indus Waters Treaty: An Exercise in International Mediation[6] and Data Of High Dams In India.[7] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1961, for his contributions to society.[8] His life story has been documented in a book, The Untiring Indian - Lifestory of Mr. N. D. Gulhati - A Visionary Water Resources Engineer, published in 2011.[9] The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage has instituted an annual oration, N.D. Gulhati Memorial Lecture for International Cooperation in Irrigation and Drainage in his honor.[10]

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  1. ^ a b c Reed, Stanley (1950). The Indian And Pakistan Year Book And Who's Who 1950. Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. p. 682. Retrieved 22 February 2018. 
  2. ^ A. Misra (19 July 2010). India-Pakistan: Coming to Terms. Palgrave Macmillan US. pp. 63–. ISBN 978-0-230-10978-0. 
  3. ^ "ABOUT N.D. GULHATI". International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage. 
  4. ^ "ABOUT ICID". International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage. 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Untiring Indian". IIT Roorkee. 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Niranjan Das Gulhati (1973). Indus Waters Treaty: An Exercise in International Mediation. Allied Publishers. 
  7. ^ Niranjan Das Gulhati (2016). Data Of High Dams In India. Archive.org. 
  8. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Shashi K. Gulhati (2011). The Untiring Indian - Lifestory of Mr. N. D. Gulhati - A Visionary Water Resources Engineer. Macmillan Publishers India. ISBN 978-0230331181. 
  10. ^ "N.D. Gulhati Memorial Lecture for International Cooperation in Irrigation and Drainage". International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage. 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 

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