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Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was President of India of 1974 to 1977. He was educated at St. Stephen's College and St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and subsequently became an active member of the Congress Party. He was chosen for the presidency by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1974, becoming the second Muslim President in Delhi.

Date of Birth May 13, 1905
Date of Death Feb 11, 1977
Place of Birth Delhi
Tenure Order 5th President
Took Office Aug 24, 1974
Left Office Feb 11, 1977
Successor Neelam Sanjiva


He would later use his constitutional authority as head of state to allow her to rule by decree once emergency rule was proclaimed in 1975. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was sworn in as President on August 24, 1974 and held that office till his death on 11th February, 1977. He died while in office.

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