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Zakir Hussain (politician)

Birthdate: 8. February 1897
Date of death: 3. May 1969

Zakir Husain Khan was the third President of India, from 13 May 1967 until his death on 3 May 1969. An educationist and intellectual, Husain was the country's first Muslim president, and also the first to die in office.

He previously served as Governor of Bihar from 1957 to 1962 and as Vice President of India from 1962 to 1967. He was also the co-founder of Jamia Milia Islamia, serving as its Vice Chancellor from 1928. Under Husain, Jamia became closely associated with the Indian freedom movement. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, in 1963.

„He differed with Pandit Nehru on some issues owing to his independent attitude. He was one of those who preferred unity and understanding, though it might delay the Partition or independence of the country.“

—  Zakir Hussain (politician)

When he was offered a ministerial post in the Interim Government before independence and partition of the country, p. 211.
About Zakir Hussain, Quest for Truth (1999)

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„If you ask me to continue as the Chairman of Rajya Sabha, I am not so weak as to refuse this challenge…If you ask me to go to the Rashtrapathi Bhavan, I am not so strong as to refuse this offer.“

—  Zakir Hussain (politician)

When I. K. Gujral came to meet him at the behest of Indira Gandhi to know his mind for contesting to the post of President of India, In p. 328.
Quest for Truth (1999)

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