6th President of India
Name : Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
6th President of India : 25 July, 1977 – 25 July, 1982
1st Chief minister of Andhra pradesh
Date of birth : May 18, 1913
Date of Death : June 1, 1996
Place of birth : Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
Place of death : Bangalore, India
Nationality : Indian
Gender : Male
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was born on May 18, 1913 in Elluru in Ananthapur district, Andhra Pradesh. He was the sixth President of India of the republic of India serving from 25 July, 1977 to 25 July, 1982.
He was elected to the Madras Legislaltive Assembly in 1946 and became the Secretary of the Madras Congress Legislature Party. In 1947, he became a Member of the Indian Constituent Assembly. He was Minister for Prohibition, Housing and Forests in the composite state of Madras from 1949 to 1951. He was Elected as President of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee in 1951. In 1952, he was elected as a Member of the Rajya Sabha. He served as the first chief minister of Andhra Pradesh in October 1956 and again from 1962 to 1964. He also served as President of the Indian National Congress from 1959 to 1962. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in November, 1964.
He was also Union Minister of Transport, Civil Aviation, Shipping and Tourism from January 1966 to March 1967 in the Cabinet. He was Elected to the Lok Sabha from Hindupur constituency in Andhra Pradesh. He was elected Speaker of Lok Sabha on March 17, 1967, where he won unprecedented acclaim and admiration.
In March 1977, he fought the Lok Sabha election from Nandyal constituency in Andhra Pradesh as a Janata Party candidate.He was the only non-Congress candidate to get elected from Andhra Pradesh. He was unanimously elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha on March 26, 1977. He was elected President by the electoral college in July 1977, and was the only person to be elected President of India unopposed. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy passed away in 1996.
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