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Mohammad Hidayatullah

6th Vice President of India
In office
31 August 1979 – 30 August 1984
President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Zail Singh
Preceded by B. D. Jatti
Succeeded by Ramaswamy Venkataraman
Acting President of India
In office
20 July 1969 – 24 August 1969
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Preceded by Varahagiri Venkata Giri (Acting)
Succeeded by Varahagiri Venkata Giri
11th Chief Justice of India
In office
25 February 1968 – 16 December 1970
Appointed by President Zakir Hussain
Preceded by Kailas Nath Wanchoo
Succeeded by Jayantilal Chhotalal Shah
Personal details
Born (1905-12-17)17 December 1905
Lucknow, United Provinces, British India
(now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
Died 18 September 1992(1992-09-18) (aged 86)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Pushpa Shah
Alma mater Nagpur University
Trinity College, Cambridge
Lincoln's Inn
Profession Lawyer, Academician

Mohammad Hidayatullah OBE (17 December 1905 – 18 September 1992) was an Indian politician.

Hidayatullah was the 11th Chief Justice of India from 25 February 1968 to 16 December 1970, and the sixth Vice President of India from 31 August 1979 to 30 August 1984. He was the Acting President of India from 20 July 1969 to 24 August 1969 and from 6 October 1982 to 31 October 1982.



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