The first president of India, Rajendra Prasad was born on December 3, 1884, in Ziradei, Bengal Presidency (present-day Bihar). Dr. Rajendra Prasad was a lawyer, teacher, writer, and India's freedom fighter. He held the office of the first President of India from 1950 to 1962.
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became the second President of India who enlightened many with his knowledge. Radhakrishnan was a great teacher, a remarkable philosopher, and a leader. During his lifetime, he guided many students through his golden words.
Born on February 8, 1897, in Hyderabad, he was the country's first Muslim president, from May 13, 1967, until his death on May 3, 1969. Zakir Hussain was an avid educator as well and was the co-founder of the Jamia Millia Islamia University at New Delhi.
VV Giri who served as the 4th president of India from 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974 and 3rd vice president of India from 13 May 1967 to 3 May 1969. He was the only president to be elected as an independent candidate.
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was India's fifth President, and served from 1974 to 1977. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed also took part in India's freedom struggle by taking part in the Quit India Movement against British rule in 1942, for which was jailed too.
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was the sixth president of India, serving from 1977 to 1982. He went on to hold several key offices in independent India—as the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, and a two-time Speaker of the Lok Sabha, amongst many others.
Giani Zail Singh served as the seventh president of India from 1982-87 and was the only Sikh politician to take the president's oath. He had a long-term political background and was a member of Indian National Congress (INC).
Ramaswamy Venkataraman was a government official and lawyer who was President of India from 1987 to 1992. Law and trade activity led to Venkatraman’s increasing association with politics. He was a member of the constituent assembly that drafted India’s Constitution.
Shankar Dayal Sharma
Shankar Dayal Sharma was the ninth president of the country, serving from 1992 to 1997. He was appointed the governor of Andhra Pradesh in 1984. After elections in Punjab, in the wake of the Longowal-Rajiv accord between the prime minister and the Akali Dal president, Sharma was made the governor of Punjab in 1985.
The first Indian President to vote while in office, KR Narayanan, was born on October 27, in the year 1920. He was the first person from the Dalit community to hold the highest office of India. He passed away on November 9, 2005, aged 85.
APJ Abdul Kalam
India’s 11th president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam aka Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, was indeed one of the most successful and influential presidents of India. APJ Abdul Kalam's Birth is celebrated as the World Student's Day because of his untiring contribution to the world of teaching and he identified himself foremost in that role before anything else.
Pratibha Patil was born on December 19,1934. The 12th President of India was the first ever female president of the country, who took her chair in the year 2007. Her political career has largely been described as long and low-key. A member of the Indian National Congress, Patil is the only woman to hold the office.
In July 2012, Pranab Mukherjee was elected as the President of India. Pranab Mukherjee served as the minister for external affairs, defence, and finance at various times in the government headed by Manmohan Singh.
Ram Nath Kovind
Ram Nath Kovind is the 16th and current President of India since 25 July 2017. He is also the first person from Uttar Pradesh to serve as President of India. Prior to his presidency, he served as the 26th Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017.
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