New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee paid floral tributes to former President Dr. Zakir Hussain on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan here today.
The President, officers and staff paid floral tributes in front of a portrait of Dr. Zakir Hussain in the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Zakir Husain was the third President of India from May 13, 1967 until his death on May 3, 1969.
An educator and intellectual, Husain was the country’s first Muslim president, and also the first to die in office. He was also the shortest serving President of India. He previously served as Governor of Bihar from 1957 to 1962 and as Vice President of India from 1962 to 1967. (ANI)