Vice Presidents of India
Venkaiah Naidu (August 11, 2018
- till date)
Born into an agricultural family in the coastal district of Nellore in
1949, Venkaiah Naidu an ardent BJP worker, has been a member of the Rajya
Sabha since 1998. Throughout his political career, Naidu has been guided by
his motto which he firmly believes in: 'Nation first, Party next and Self
Hamid Ansari (August 11, 2007 - August 10, 2018)
Mohammad Hamid Ansari was born on April 1, 1937 in Kolkata. Hameed Ansari
has served as an ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iran, UAE and
as a High commissioner to Australia. Mr Ansari served two terms as Vice
President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
Singh Shekhawat (August 19 2002- 2007)
Bharion Singh Shekhawat was born on October 23, 1923 in Khachriawas in
Sikar district of Rajasthan. He was the former Rajasthan Chief Minister
and Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party politician.
Born on February 28, 1927 at Amritsar, Punjab in a family of freedom
fighters. He was a writer and parliamentarian. Died on July 27,
Kocheril Raman Narayanan was born on October 27, 1920 in the village of
Uzhavoor in Kottayam district, Kerala. He was elected as vice-president
of India and served in this position from August 21, 1992. After that
he assumed office as President of India on July 25, 1997.
He was born in 1918. Scholar, freedom fighter, was Chief Minister
of Madhya Pradesh, Congress President, Union Cabinet minister, Governor
and Vice-President. Died in 1999.
Shri Venkataraman was born in 1910. A lawyer by profession, he was the
Secretary of the Madras Provincial Bar Federation. Served as Minister
at various departments of the state as well as Finance and Defence departments
in the centre. He was elected Vice-President of India in August, 1984.
Later elected to the Office of the President of India.
M. Hitdayatullah (1979-1984)
Born in 1905, he was the judge of high court and served as Chief Commissioner
of Scouts and Guides. Assumed office as acting President for a short period
from 20th July to 24th August 1969. Died in 1992.
B.D. Jatti (1974-1979)
He was born in 1913 and was a Lawyer by profession. He became Chief
Minister of Karnataka and Governor of Orissa. During his tenure as Vice
President, he assumed office as Acting President from 11 February 1977
to 25 July 1977. Died in 2002.
G.S. Pathak (1969-1974)
Gopal Swarup Pathak was born in February 26, 1896. He was the
judge in Allahabad High Court, member of Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of
Law, Governor of Mysore state and Chancellor in various universities. Died
on October 4, 1982.
He was born in 1884. Lawyer by profession, Veteran trade
unionist. Served as Vice President as well as President. Received Bharat
Ratna in 1975.Died in 1980.
Zakir Hussain (1962-1967)
A great patriot, educationalist and social worker. Born in 1897, served
as chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. Became the Vice President
in 1962. Served till he became the President in 1967. Received Bharat
Ratna in 1963. Died in 1969.
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan (1952-1962)
Indian Scholar, Philosopher, Writer and statesman, was born in 1888. Elected
as the First Vice President in 1952 and later the President. He taught
at Oxford University for 16years. He was Chairman of UNESCO. 'The Hindu
view of Life' and 'The India Philosophy' are his books. He was Awarded
with 'Bharat Ratna' in 1954. He Died in 1975.