Mohammad Hamid Ansari

former Vice President of India

Mohammad Hamid Ansari (born 1 April 1937) is an Indian politician. He was the 12th Vice-President of India from 2007 through 2017. He is the first Vice President of India to be re-elected after Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Hamid Ansari serves as the president of the Indian Institute of Public Administration.[1] He is also the Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh.[1]

Mohammad Hamid Ansari
मोहम्मद हामिद अंसारी
محمد حامد انصاری
মহম্মদ হামিদ আনসারী
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12th Vice President of India
In office
11 August 2007 – 11 August 2017
PresidentPratibha Patil
Pranab Mukherjee
Ram Nath Kovind
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Narendra Modi
Preceded byBhairon Singh Shekhawat
Succeeded byVenkaiah Naidu
Personal details
Born (1937-04-01) 1 April 1937 (age 83)
Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Salma Ansari
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta
Aligarh Muslim University
St. Edward's School, Shimla

Hamid Ansari was born in Calcutta(present Kolkata), West Bengal on 1 April 1937. He is the grand-nephew of former Congress president Mukthar Ahmad Ansari. Hamid started his career as Officer in Indian Foreign Service in 1961. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1984.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mohammad Hamid Ansari Biography - Vice President of India". Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  2. "Ansari almost missed V-C post in AMU". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 8 May 2012.