March 21 - Mayawati's second term as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh begins.
April 21 - I. K. Gujral became the 12th Prime Minister of India.
September 21 - Mayawati's second term as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh ends.
July 6 - Chetan Anand was died at the age of 76 in Mumbai. He was a Bollywood film producer, screenwriter and director. His film Neecha Nagar received Palme d'Or award. He is the elder brother of Bollywood legendary hero Dev Anand.
December 9 - Kota Shivaram Karanth died at the age of 95 in Manipal, Udupi district, Karnataka. He was a prominent Kannada writer, social activist, environmentalist, Yakshagana artist, and film maker. He was honored with Padma Bhushan by Government of India, which later he returned in protest against the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi.