Giani Zail Singh Birth Anniversary:
President of India recently paid Floral Tributes to Giani Zail Singh on his Birth Anniversary.
- He was born as Jarnail Singh, but later changed his name to Zail Singh.
- He was given the title of Giani as he was educated and learned about Guru Granth Sahib and other Sikh scriptures.
- Prior to his presidency, he was a politician with the Indian National Congress party, and had held several ministerial posts in the Union Cabinet, including that of Home Minister.
- He also served as the Chief Minister of Punjab (1972–77).
- He served as the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1983 to 1986.