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Shri V. V. Giri

V. V. Giri, was the fourth President of the Republic of India from 24 August 1969 to 23 August 1974.
He served as Acting President of India from 3 May 1969 to 20 July 1969, before getting elected.

SHRI VARAHAGIRI VENKATA GIRI
Barrister-at-Law, D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) (Banaras Hindu University and Andhra University), LL.D. (Honoris Causa) (Agra Universiity)
Born on: August 10, 1894
Father's Name: Shri Jogiah Pantulu
Spouse's Name: Shrimati Sarasvathi Bai Giri
Positions Held:
Member of :

(i) Central Legislative Assembly, 1934-37 and
(ii) Madras Legislative Assembly, 1937-39 and 1946-47
Minister, holding portfolios of Labour, Industries, Cooperation and Commerce, Government of Madras, 1937-39 and 1946-47
Indian High Commissioner to Ceylon, 1947-51
Member, Lok Sabha, 1952-57
Union Minister of Labour, 1952-54
Governor of :

» Uttar Pradesh, 1957-60,
» Kerala, 1960-65 and
» Mysore, 1965-67

Vice-President of India and ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha, 13-5-1967 to 3-5-1969;
Acting President, 3-5-1969 to 19-7-1969
President of India, 24-8-1969 to 23-8-1974;
Recipient of Bharat Ratna, 1975.
Died on 24th June,1980.
 
 

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