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Shankar Dayal Sharma

Shankar Dayal Sharma was born on August 19, 1918 in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. He was the 9th President of republic of India and served the nation from 1992 to 1997. He studied in Britain as a young man. He attended Cambridge University and Oxford University.
During the 1940s he was involved in the struggle for Indian independence from the British, and joined the Indian National Congress. In 1952 he became the chief minister of Bhopal. He served as minister of communication from 1974 to 1977. In 1985, he served as the governor of Andhra Pradesh and Punjab in 1985. He left Punjab in 1986 and took up his final governorship in Maharashtra. He remained governor of that state until 1987 when he was elected for a 5-year term as Vice-President of India and chairman of the Rajya Sabha. In 1992, he became the President of India.

On October 9 1999, he suffered a massive heart attack in which he died. He was cremated near the Vijay Ghat.
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