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Dr. Zakir Husain

Dr. Zakir Husain was born on February 8, 1897 in Hyderabad, India. He was the third President of India from May 13, 1967 until his death on May 3, 1969. He was educated at Islamia High School, Etawah and at the Anglo-Muhammadan Oriental College (now Aligarh Muslim University). Husain was among the small group of students and teachers who founded a National Muslim University near Delhi and named it Jamia Millia Islamia. And then he left for Germany to carry on his further studies.
In November 1948, Dr. Zakir Husain was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University. He was also nominated a member of the Indian Universities Commission. In 1957 he was appointed the Governor of Bihar and in 1962 he was elected as the Head of the State and was formally sworn in as the Third President of the Indian Republic.

Dr. Zakir Husain was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1954 and Bharat Ratna in 1963.
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