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President paid Homage to Dr Shanker Dayal Sharma on his Birth Anniversary

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, paid homage to Dr Shanker Dayal Sharma, former President of India, on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan (August 19, 2021).

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Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918 – 1999) was a member of Indian National Congress (INC).

Chief Minister: He served as the Chief Minister (1952–1956) of Bhopal State.

Union Cabinet Minister: He served as the Cabinet Minister (1956–1967), holding the portfolios of Education, Law, Public Works, Industry and Commerce, National Resources and Separate Revenue. He again served as the Union Minister for Communications from 1974 to 1977.

Governor: He was appointed the governor of Andhra Pradesh in 1984. After elections in Punjab, in the wake of the Longowal-Rajiv accord between the prime minister and the Akali Dal president, Sharma was made the governor of Punjab in 1985.

Vice President: He then became the eighth vice-president of India and ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha, serving from 1987 – 1992.

President: He was the ninth President of India, serving from 1992 to 1997.

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