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Newsmakers 2017: President Ram Nath Kovind

By Deepika

Ram Nath Kovind is a Dalit Leader who belongs to Kanpur and was born in Paraukh village in the Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh. He comes from a modest background and worked his way from the ground to the top of the political pyramid.

Newsmakers 2017: President Ram Nath Kovind

He has served as the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party's SC and ST wings and served two terms in Rajya Sabha-1994-2000 and 2000- 2006. He has also been the national spokesperson of the BJP. A distinguished statesman and orator, Kovind has addressed the United Nations as India's representative in 2002.

Largely seen as an affable man, he has had a quiet innings as the governor of Bihar, a post that he took up in August 2015. He has donated his ancestral house to the villagers of his native village (Paraunkh village) as a "Marriage Hall or Community Hall".

On June 20, he was elected as the 14th President of India.

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