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Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
|5th President of India|
24 August 1974 – 11 February 1977
|Prime Minister||Indira Gandhi|
|Vice President||B. D. Jatti
Gopal Swarup Pathak
|Preceded by||V. V. Giri|
|Succeeded by||B. D. Jatti (Acting)|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Preceded by||Renuka Devi Barkataki|
|Succeeded by||Ismail Hossain Khan|
|Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha|
13 May 1905|
Delhi, British India
|Died||11 February 1977
New Delhi, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Begum Abida Ahmed|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was born on 13 May 1905 at the Hauz Qazi area of Old Delhi, India.He met Jawaharlal Nehru in England in 1925. He joined the Indian National Congress. He actively participated in the Indian freedom movement. In 1942 he was arrested in the Quit India movement. He was send to prison for 3 1/2 years' as punishment by the British rule. He was a member of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee from 1936 . He was the member of All India Congress Committee from 1947 to 1974.
Fakhruddin was chosen for the President election by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1974. In 20 August 1974, he was elected as the President of India.He became the second Muslim to be elected as the President. He was the second Indian president to die in office. He died on 11 February 1977 due to heart attack, at the age of 72.
- Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, by M. A. Naidu, 1975
- Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, by Attar Chand. Pub. Homeland, 1975.
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