As India elects its next President, here is the complete list of past Raisina Hill occupants

The two presidential candidates – Draupadi Murmu of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Yashwant Sinha of the opposition – have worked hard by visiting states to seek the support of the legislators.

National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu and United Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha are the two candidates for the presidential election. Murmu is a former Governor of Jharkhand and a former Minister of Odisha. If elected, she will be India’s first tribal president and the country’s second woman president. Sinha, a former Union minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, who later joined the Trinamool Congress, was supported by the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Aam Aadmi Party, the Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Is.

A total of 4,809 voters will vote in the presidential election today. Polling in Parliament and state assemblies will take place between 10 am and 5 pm.

Ram Nath Kovind, who was elected as the 14th President in 2017, will remain the President till July 24.

As the country gets a new President on July 25, here is the list of past Raisina Hill occupants –

Rajendra Prasad (1950 – 1962): Rajendra Prasad was the first President of independent India and held the position for the longest period of about 12 years. After the completion of his term, he left the Congress and established new guidelines for MPs which are still followed. Prasad played a major role in the formation of the Bihari Students’ Conference in 1906 and served as the President of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the Constitution of India.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1962 – 1967): The birthday of Radhakrishnan, one of the country’s most learned scholars and politicians, is celebrated on 5 September as ‘Teachers Day’ in India. He was one of the first to receive the Bharat Ratna in 1954, and also the first to lead the line of five Presidents to have received the Bharat Ratna so far. Shortly before his death in 1975, he was awarded the Templeton Prize for his work.

Dr. Zakir Hussain (1967 – 1969): Dr. Hussein was the country’s first Muslim President, who held office for the shortest period. His untimely death two years after being elected made VV Giri the first acting President of India.

Varahagiri Venkata Giri (1969–1974): Two months after being appointed as the acting President of India following the death of Dr. Zakir Hussain, Giri resigned as he wanted to be an elected President. He was later elected as the fourth President of India in 1969.

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1974 – 1977): Ahmed served as the President of India during the Emergency. He was the second Muslim to be elected as the President of India and the second Muslim to die in the state.

Neelam Sanjiv Reddy (1977 – 1982): Reddy was the sixth President of India and the first to be elected unopposed and the youngest to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Giani Zail Singh (1982 – 1987): Till now the only Sikh President of India, Singh also served as the Chief Minister of Punjab.

Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1987 – 1992): As President of India, Venkataraman had the distinction of working with four Prime Ministers. Before being elected as President, Venkataraman served as governor of the International Monetary Fund, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Asian Development Bank.

Shankar Dayal Sharma (1992 – 1997): Shankar Dayal Sharma previously served as the eighth Vice President of India and Chief Minister of Bhopal state.

Kocheril Raman Narayanan (1997 – 2002): Popularly known as KR Narayanan, he was the first Dalit-origin President of India. Narayanan, who formerly served as a diplomat, served as India’s ambassador to China and the United States.

A P J Abdul Kalam (2002 – 2007): Known for his role in the development of India’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs, APJ Abdul Kalam was the first scientist to become president in 2002.

Pratibha Patili (2007 – 2012): Pratibha Patil was the first woman to become the President of India.

Pranab Mukherjee (2012 – 2017): Pranab Mukherjee, who served as the 13th President of India, before entering politics, Mukherjee worked as a lecturer and journalist. Mukherjee is the only president to have served as the center in all major departments – foreign, defence, commerce and finance – at different times in his political career.

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