Few interesting facts about Dr Zakir Hussain on his birth anniversary
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Few interesting facts about Dr Zakir Hussain on his birth anniversary

India has been a home to numerous legends, who created history in various fields such as politics, entertainment, business, sports or education. Regardless of being a developing nation, the country has managed to make a distinctive place in the world.

The country has achieved various feats with the vital contribution of many individuals, right from the pre-independence time.  And one such contributor is Dr. Zakir Hussain. He, apart from being the President of India, played a fundamental role in uplifting country’s education. Here we present you some of the interesting facts about Dr. Zakir Hussain on his birth anniversary:

Interesting facts about Dr. Zakir Hussain on his birth anniversary:

  1. Born on February 8, 1897, in Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Zakir Hussain along with a group of students founded National Muslim University in Aligarh (now known as Jamia Millia Islamia University)
  2. At the time, when India was struggling against British Rule, Hussain emerged as a most prominent educational thinker
  3. In 1954, Hussain was honored with the Padma Vibhushan
  4. In 1957, Hussain became the Governor of Bihar and after that he became the second Vice-President of India
  5. In 1963, Zakir Hussain was awarded the Bharat Ratna award
  6. In 1967, Dr. Hussain became the third President of India and created history by being the first Muslim president
  7. After his demise in 1969, he also became the first President of India who died in office

 

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