V. V. Giri

Indian politician and 4th president of India (1894-1980)

Varahagiri Venkata Giri commonly known as V. V. Giri, was the fourth President of India. He was also the 3rd Vice President of India. He was the President from 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974. As President, Giri was the only person to be elected as an independent candidate.[3] He was succeeded by Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed as President in 1974.[4] After the end of his full term, Giri was honoured by the Government of India with the Bharat Ratna in 1975. Giri died on 24 June 1980.[5]

V. V. Giri
V. V. Giri
4th President of India
In office
24 August 1969 – 24 August 1974
Vice PresidentGopal Swarup Pathak
Preceded byMohammad Hidayatullah (Acting)
Succeeded byFakhruddin Ali Ahmed
In office
3 May 1969 – 20 July 1969
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Preceded byZakir Hussain
Succeeded byMohammad Hidayatullah (Acting)
3rd Vice President of India
In office
13 May 1967 – 3 May 1969
PresidentZakir Hussain
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Preceded byZakir Hussain
Succeeded byGopal Swarup Pathak
Governor of Mysore State
In office
2 April 1965 – 13 May 1967
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Chief MinisterS. Nijalingappa
Preceded bySatyawant Mallannah Shrinagesh
Succeeded byGopal Swarup Pathak
Governor of Kerala
In office
1 July 1960 – 2 April 1965
Chief MinisterPattom Thanu Pillai
R. Sankar
Preceded byBurgula Ramakrishna Rao
Succeeded byAjit Prasad Jain
Governor of Uttar Pradesh
In office
10 June 1956 – 30 June 1960
Chief MinisterSampurnanand
Preceded byKanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi
Succeeded byBurgula Ramakrishna Rao
Minister of Labour and Industry for Madras Presidency
In office
30 April 1946 – 23 March 1947
Chief MinisterTanguturi Prakasam
Personal details
Varahagiri Venkata Giri

(1894-08-10)10 August 1894
Berhampur, Ganjam District, Madras Presidency, British India (Present day Odisha, India)
Died24 June 1980(1980-06-24) (aged 85)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
(now Chennai)
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Saraswati Bai (1904–1978)
Alma materKhallikote College
University College Dublin
AwardsBharat Ratna (1975)

Reference change

  1. Dasarathi Bhuyan. "Participation of Women of Ganjam District in the Freedom Movement of India" (PDF). Orissa Review. pp. 18–20. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  2. "Why Indian Farmers Kill Themselves; Why Lange's Photographs are Phony". Counterpunch.org. 4 August 2005. Archived from the original on 7 August 2005. Retrieved 29 November 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. "NDA vs Oppn: India might to witness tightest presidential poll since 1969". Hindustan Times. 26 April 2017.
  4. http://pib.nic.in/archieve/others/gal.html
  5. M.V. Kamath (1 November 2009). Journalist's Handbook. Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd. pp. 222–. ISBN 978-0-7069-9026-3.