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Vice Presidents

Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma

Sharma had been the eighth Vice President of India, serving under R. Venkataraman.
He was also Chief Minister (1952–1956) of Madhya Pradesh, and Cabinet Minister 1956–1967),holding the portfolios of Education, Law, Public Works, Industry and Commerce, National Resources and Separate Revenue.
He was the President of the Indian National Congress in 1972–1974 and returned to government as Union Minister for Communications from 1974 to 1977.

M.A., LLM,, Ph.D. (Cambridge University). Diploma in Public Administration (London), Bar-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn) Fellow, Harvard Law School, Zurich University and Paris University, Doctorate of Laws (Honoris Causa) (Universities of Vikram. Bhopal, Agra, Sri Venkateswara, Tirupati, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya and Mauritius);
Born on: August 19, 1918
Father's Name: Pt. Khushilal Sharma Vaidya Shastri
Spouse's Name: Shrimati Vimala Sharma
Positions Held:

Member, Bhopal Legislative Assembly, 1952-56;
Chief Minister, erstwhile Bhopal State, 1952-56;
Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, 1956-71:
Minister. Government of Madhya Pradesh, 1956-67;
Member, Lok Sabha, 1971-77 and 1980-84;
Union Minister for Communications, 1974-77;

Governor :

(i) Andhra Pradesh, 1984-85,
(ii) Punjab, 1985-86; and
(iii) Maharashtra, 1986-87

Chairman :

(i) International Jury for the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding,
(ii) International Jury for the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development,
(iii) National Committee for Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Centenary Celebration and
(iv) National Committee for K.M. Munshi Centenary Celebrations

Recipient of :

Chakravarti Gold Medal for Social Service.

Author of :

(i) Congress Approach to International Affairs,
(ii) Studies in Indo-Soviet Co-operation,
(iii) Rule of Law and Role of Police,
(iv) Readings in Indo-Soviet Friendship and Co-operation,
(v) Jawaharlal Nehru : The Maker of Modern Commonwealth,
(vi) Jawaharlal Nehru Selected Speeches and
(vii) Eminent Indians

Vice-President of India and ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha, 3-9-1987 to 24-7-1992;
President of India, 25-7-1992 to 25.7.1997.
Died on 26th December, 1999.

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Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma
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Shri M. Hidayatullah
Shri B. D. Jatti
Shri Gopal Swarup Pathak
Shri V. V. Giri
Dr. Zakir Hussain
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan