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R. Venkataraman

seventh Vice-President of India and the 8th President of India

Ramaswamy Venkataraman (About this soundpronunciation , 4 December 1910 – 27 January 2009)[1][2] was an Indian lawyer, activist and politician. He was the eighth President of India from 1987 to 1992.[3]

Ramaswamy Venkataraman
இராமசுவாமி வெங்கடராமன்
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R. Venkataraman
8th President of India
In office
25 July 1987 – 25 July 1992
Prime MinisterRajiv Gandhi
V. P. Singh
Chandra Shekhar
P. V. Narasimha Rao
Vice PresidentShankar Dayal Sharma
Preceded byZail Singh
Succeeded byShankar Dayal Sharma
7th Vice President of India
In office
31 August 1984 – 24 July 1987
PresidentZail Singh
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
Preceded byMohammad Hidayatullah
Succeeded byShankar Dayal Sharma
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
22 June 1982 – 2 September 1982
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Preceded byZail Singh
Succeeded byPrakash Chandra Sethi
Minister of Defence
In office
15 January 1982 – 2 August 1984
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Preceded byIndira Gandhi
Succeeded byShankarrao Chavan
Minister of Finance
In office
14 January 1980 – 15 January 1982
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Preceded byHemvati Nandan Bahuguna
Succeeded byPranab Mukherjee
Personal details
Born
Ramaswamy Venkataraman

(1910-12-04)4 December 1910
Rajamadam, Madras Presidency, British India
(now in Tamil Nadu, India)
Died27 January 2009(2009-01-27) (aged 98)
New Delhi, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Janaki Venkataraman
Alma materUniversity of Madras
Profession
Signature

Venkataraman died on 27 January 2009 at a hospital in New Delhi from multiple organ failure caused by kidney disease at the age of 98.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. (1 January 2010). Encyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2010. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. pp. 87–. ISBN 978-1-61535-329-3.
  2. Vinay Kumar (28 January 2009) R. Venkataraman passes away. The Hindu
  3. "Shri Ramaswami Venkataraman – R.Venkataraman – Past President of India". Pastpresidentsofindia.indiapress.org. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  4. "Former President Venkataraman dead". Sindh Today. 27 January 2009. Archived from the original on 31 January 2009.