Zakir Hussain was born on 8th February 1897 in Hyderabad in the state of Telangana, India. He was an Indian President, Politician & Governor.
Dr Zakir Husain served as the third President of India and became the first Muslim to hold that prestigious post. He was a noted intellectual and educationist and his benefaction in the evolution of advanced India through education is indispensable. Since childhood, Zakir Husain developed an obsession for politics which he aspired to fulfil through education. He slowly and steadily escalated the social spectrum as an educationist and shortly became one of the most eminent educational practitioners and thinkers of contemporary India. Husain strongly trusted in the fact that national resurgence could not be accomplished through vital politics all alone. He recognised the importance that education would play and thus decided to completely indulge him in it. For 22 long years, he was employed as a Vice Chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia, University, making it one of the most prominent centres of learning. He had worn out his entire life working for the value of secularism and cause of education. For his services and good work that he did for the country, he was conferred with the Bharat Ratna Award, India's highest national honour in 1963.
|AWARD NAME||AWARD CATEGORY||RECEIPT YEAR||RECEIPT FIELD|
|Padma Vibhushan||Civilian Award||1954||Public Affairs|
|Bharat Ratna||Civilian Award||1963||Public Affairs|
He died on 3rd May 1969 in Delhi, India and thus became the first Indian President to die in office.
|DEATHDAY||DEATH PLACE||DEATH STATE||DEATH COUNTRY|
|3 May, 1969||New Delhi||Delhi||India|
Following the tradition of early marriage in those days, he married at the age of 18 to Shah Jahan Begum in 1915. The couple was blessed with two daughters, Safia Rahman and Sayeeda Khan.