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FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE RAJYA SABHA

 

 FORMER CHAIRMAN

ZAKIR HUSAIN, DR.

Born on February 8,1897
Father's Name Shri Fida Husain
Spouse's Name Shrimati Shahjehan Begum
EducationM.A., Ph.D. (Berlin), D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) (Universities of Delhi, Aligarh, Allahabad, Calcutta and Cairo).

Positions Held

Vice Chancellor of :

(i) Jamia Millia lslamia, Delhi, 1926-48; and
(ii) Aligarh Muslim University, 1948-56

President of :

Hindustani Talimi Sangh Sevagram, 1938-50.

Chairman of :

(i) Basic National Education Committee, 1937
(ii) International Students Service, India Committee, 1955
(iii) World University Service, Geneva, 1955-57 and
(iv) Central Board of Secondary Education, 1957

Author of :

Shiksha (Hindi)
Capitalism: an essay in understanding
Urdu translations of :
Plato's Republic
Fredrich List's National System of Economics and
Edwin Cannan's Elements of Economics
Lectures on the Scope and Method Economics (Hindustani Academy, U.P.)
Educational Discourses (Urdu)
Principles of Educational Reconstruction Patel Memorial Lectures
Ethics and the State (Mavalankar Memorial Lecture)
The Dynamic University; and
Abbokhan Ki Bakri (Urdu)

Recipient of :

(i) Padma Vibhushan, l954; and
(ii) Bharat Ratna, 1963

Member :

Rajya Sabha, 3-4-1952 to 2-4-1956 and 3-4-1956 to 6-7-1957.


Governor of :

Bihar, 1957-62
Vice-President of India and ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha, 13-5-1962 to 12-5-1967;
President of India, 13-5-1967 to 3-5-1969
Died on 3-5-1969.
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