- Zail Singh
name=Giani Zail Singh
President of India
July 25, 1982
July 25 1987
Muhammad Hidayat Ullah(1982-1984) R. Venkataraman(1984-1987)
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
order2=9th Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement
March 12, 1983
September 6 1986
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
May 5, 1916
December 25, 1994
Sikhism|Giani Zail Singh ( _pa. ਜ਼ੈਲ ਸਿੰਘ, May 5 1916– December 25 1994) was an Indian politician and member of the Congress Party. He served as the seventh President of Indiabetween 1982 and 1987.
Sardar Zail Singh, a
Sikhby religion, was given the title of "Giani", as he was educated and learned about Guru Granth Sahibhowever he did not have formal education. He had a humble start in life and his father was a carpenterwho was killed in an automobile accident.
Zail Singh's public life was long and varied -
freedom fighter, state Congress leader, Chief Minister, Union Home Minister,and the president of India. A fighter against princedom, feudalismand foreign domination in the pre-independence days, he is also remembered for his crusade against communalism, economic disparities and social injustice in the republic. He also served as Chief Minister of Punjab. He was the President of India when the 1984 anti-Sikh riotstook place in New Delhi.
President of India
Giani Zail Singh was elected to the highest office of the President of India on July 15, 1982 and took the oath of office on July 25, 1982. He was criticised for his subservient attitude to the then Prime Minister
Indira GandhiAs the president he said that he was willing to sweep the floors of Mrs Gandhi's house.He is venerated for his integrity,poltical morality and wits.He is one of the few politions of India who never laundered money for his family.He was always thankful to the people who had been helpful to him and people still remember him as a man who returned milk for the water offered to him during his days of struggle.Politically his detractors and opponents also praise his human qualities. He was President, when Indira Gandhi launched Operation Blue Star. Rajiv Gandhibecame Prime Minister after the assassination of his mother by two of her Sikh bodyguards. Even though Zail Singh had strained relations with Rajiv Gandhi, he declined to embarrass his government by seeking re-election as President of India with the support of non-Congress parties. Giani Zail Singh died in a road accident on December 25, 1994, near Kiratpur Sahib in Ropardistrict. Following his accidental death, Zail Singh was cremated at EKTA STHAL in the vicinity of the Raj Ghat.
1951 Agriculture minister, PEPSU
1956 Member of Indian parliament (Rajya Sabha)
1972-1977 Chief minister of Punjab
1980-1982 Union Home Minister
1982-1987 President Of India
* [http://presidentofindia.nic.in/scripts/formerpresidents.jsp Profile at the Presidents of India website]
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