Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma was born on August 19, 1918 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. He was a great Indian scholar and politician. He has done his education in Great Britain and also attended Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He has done his M.A in Sanskrit, Hindi and English Literature. He is a Master at Law and taught Law in Cambridge University in 1946 – 1947.He also took part in the Independence struggle of India from Britain and Joined Indian National Congress in the 1940s.
He served as a chief minister of Bhopal from 1952 to 1956, when several other states merged with Bhopal to form Madhya Pradesh. From 1974 – 1977, Dr. Sharma supported Indira Gandhi’s leadership of congress party and served in her party as a minister for communication. He has honored many posts. He has done his governorship for the first time for Andhra Pradesh in 1985. He has done his final governorship for Maharashtra leaving Punjab in 1986 and remained as a governor until 1987. He then was elected for the Vice President post of India and chairman of Rajya Sabha.
He was made the President of India from 1992 to 1997 winning 66% of the member votes. Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma was finely known to be a perfectionist for parliamentary policies and rules. He has wrecked down in the Rajya Sabha at the same time when he was witnessing the members of the house create a commotion on a political issue. His break down brought back some tidiness in the dealings and events of the Parliament house.
During his 5year Presidential term, he was lively in ritual matters and was in charge of dismissing and appointing new governors. In his last year of Presidency, it was his job to vow in three prime ministers. He did not step forward for a second term Presidency. In the last five years of his life span, he suffered from serious illness and a heart attack due to which he died on October 9 1999in New Delhi.