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Dr. Zakir Hussain Birth Anniversary

Dr. Zakir Hussain Birth Anniversary:

The President of India, paid floral tributes to Dr. Zakir Hussain, former President of India on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  • Dr. Zakir Husain (08 Feb 1897- 03 May 1969) was an Indian statesman, and the first Muslim to hold the position of President of India in 1967.
  • He was also appointed governor of Bihar state in 1957 and was elected vice-president of India in 1962.
  • He helped found the Muslim National University in Aligarh and served as its vice-chancellor from 1926 to 1948.
  • He also became chairman of the National Committee on Basic Education, established in 1937 to design a Gandhian syllabus for schools.