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K. R. Narayanan
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10th President of India
In office
25 July 1997 – 25 July 2002
Prime Minister I. K. Gujral
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Vice President Krishan Kant
Preceded by Shankar Dayal Sharma
Succeeded by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
9th Vice President of India
In office
27 October 1992 – 24 July 1997
President Shankar Dayal Sharma
Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Preceded by Shankar Dayal Sharma
Succeeded by Krishan Kant
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1984–1992
Preceded by A. K. Balan
Constituency Ottapalam
Indian Ambassador to United States
In office
1980–1984
Preceded by Nanabhoy Palkhivala
Indian Ambassador to China
In office
7 July 1976 – 11 November 1978
Succeeded by Ram Sathe
Personal details
Born
Kocheril Raman Narayanan

(1921-02-04)4 February 1921
Perumthanam, Travancore, British India
(now Uzhavoor, Kerala, India)
Died 9 November 2005(2005-11-09) (aged 84)
New Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s)
Usha Narayanan (m. 1951)
Children 2
Alma mater University of Kerala (BA, MA)
London School of Economics (BSc)
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Kocheril Raman Narayanan (; 4 February 1921 – 9 November 2005) was an Indian politician. He was born in Perumthanam, Travancore, British India. He was the tenth President of India from 1997 to 2002. Before this, he was the Vice President of India from 1992 to 1997. Narayanan was a member of the Indian National Congress.

Narayanan died of pneumonia caused by renal failure on 9 November 2005 in New Delhi at the age of 84.

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