• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Dr. Zakir Husain's 121st birth anniversary: Things you should know about former president

By Chennabasaveshwar
|

India celebrates 121st birth anniversary of former president Dr. Zakir Husain, a freedom fighter and noted educationist. Initially, the family lived in Kaimganj, Uttar Pradesh. But, his family shifted to Hyderabad after the birth of Husain.

Dr. Zakir Husain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "India remembers Dr. Zakir Husain on his birth anniversary. His contribution towards India's freedom movement was tremendous. He also distinguished himself as a scholar and educationist."

Achievements of Dr. Zakir Husain:

  • When Husain was 23 years old, with a group of students and teachers he founded the National Muslim University, first founded in
  • Became Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University
  • Was nominated as a member for the upper house of the Parliament in 1956
  • Became governor of Bihar in the year 1957 till 1962
  • Became the second Vice President of India from 1962 till 1967
  • Was elected as the President of India on 13th May 1967. During his inaugural speech he said that whole of India was his home and all the people living here were his family
  • During his Presidential tenure, he visited four countries - viz. Yugoslavia, Hungary, Nepal and USSR.

Husain was the country's first Muslim president, and also the first to die in office. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, in 1963. His grandson Salma Khurshid is senior leader of Congress party.

OneIndia News

lok-sabha-home

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X

Loksabha Results

PartyLWT
BJP+1353354
CONG+09090
OTH09898

Arunachal Pradesh

PartyLWT
BJP23436
JDU077
OTH11112

Sikkim

PartyWT
SKM1717
SDF1515
OTH00

Odisha

PartyWT
BJD112112
BJP2323
OTH1111

Andhra Pradesh

PartyLWT
YSRCP0151151
TDP02323
OTH011

LOST

Nimmala Kistappa - TDP
Hindupur
LOST
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more