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Ramaswamy Venkataraman
இராமசுவாமி வெங்கடராமன்
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R. Venkataraman
8th President of India
In office
25 July 1987 – 25 July 1992
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
V. P. Singh
Chandra Shekhar
P. V. Narasimha Rao
Vice President Shankar Dayal Sharma
Preceded by Zail Singh
Succeeded by Shankar Dayal Sharma
7th Vice President of India
In office
31 August 1984 – 24 July 1987
President Zail Singh
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
Preceded by Mohammad Hidayatullah
Succeeded by Shankar Dayal Sharma
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
22 June 1982 – 2 September 1982
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Preceded by Zail Singh
Succeeded by Prakash Chandra Sethi
Minister of Defence
In office
15 January 1982 – 2 August 1984
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Preceded by Indira Gandhi
Succeeded by Shankarrao Chavan
Minister of Finance
In office
14 January 1980 – 15 January 1982
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Preceded by Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna
Succeeded by Pranab Mukherjee
Personal details
Born
Ramaswamy Venkataraman

(1910-12-04)4 December 1910
Rajamadam, Madras Presidency, British India
(now in Tamil Nadu, India)
Died 27 January 2009(2009-01-27) (aged 98)
New Delhi, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Janaki Venkataraman
Alma mater University of Madras
Profession
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Ramaswamy Venkataraman (, 4 December 1910 – 27 January 2009) was an Indian lawyer, activist and politician. He was the eighth President of India from 1987 to 1992.

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.



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