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Shankar Dayal Sharma Biography

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About Shankar Dayal Sharma

Born on the 19th of August in the year 1918, Shankar Dayal Sharma was the ninth president of independent India, who succeeded Ramaswamy Venkataraman and served for a period of five years from 1992 until the year 1997.

Before taking up the country’s presidency, he served as the eighth vice president of the nation under Ramaswamy Venkataraman. He had been a noted politician, who had served as a variety of ministerial positions with finesse.

Some of these roles include his tenure as the chief minister of Bhopal for a period of four years from the year 1952 until 1956, as Cabinet Minister from 1956 till 1957 and also other sectors of ministry, which included industry and commerce, education, public works as well as law, natural resources, and separate revenue.

Throughout his life, he received a lot of accolades and honors, one of which was the “Living Legends of Law & Recognition Award” which was awarded to him as a result of his immense contribution towards the field of legal profession and the rule of law.

At the time the last year of his tenure of serving as the country’s president, he was responsible for electing three prime ministers of India. He passed away on the 26th of December, 1999, at the age of 81.


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