Ramnath Kovind Biography and Interesting Facts

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Brief information about Ramnath Kovind

NameRamnath Kovind (रामनाथ कोविंद)
Date of Birth01 October 1945
Birth PlaceParoukh, District Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Father Name Maikulal Kovind
Achievement2017 - 14th and current President of India
Profession / Countrymale / Politician / India

Ramnath Kovind (रामनाथ कोविंद)

Ramnath Kovind is the current President of India. He was elected as the 14th President of the country on 20 July 2017. Ramnath Kovind was sworn in as the President of India on 25 July 2017 before the Chief Justice of the country's highest court (Supreme Court) Jagdish Singh Khehar. He was nominated as a presidential candidate on 19 June 2017 by the ruling NDA alliance. He resigned from the post of Governor of Bihar on 20 June 2017, when he was elected as the presidential candidate by the NDA.

Birth info about Ramnath Kovind

Ramnath Kovind was born on 01 October 1945 in a small village, Paroukh, in Kanpur district (presently Kanpur Dehat district) of the country's largest state Uttar Pradesh. His father's name was Macu Lal and mother's name was Kalavati. His father used to be less of a businessman and a physician. Ramnath Kovind's parents had eight children Ramnath Kovind also has 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Education info of Ramnath Kovind

After his primary schooling, he had to go to Kanpur village, 8 km away, to attend junior school, as no one had a bicycle in the village. He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce and an LLB degree from DAV College (affiliated to Kanpur University).

Ramnath Kovind Career Info

After graduating in law from DAV College, Kanpur, Kovind moved to Delhi to prepare for the Civil Services Examination. He passed this test in his third attempt, but did not attend it as he had scored high enough to work in an allied service instead of just IAS and thus started practicing law. Kovind joined the Bar Council of Delhi in 1971 as a lawyer. He was a lawyer for the Central Government in the Delhi High Court from the year 1977 to 1979.

Between 1977 and 1978, he also served as a personal assistant to the Prime Minister of India, Morarji Desai. In 1978, he became a lawyer-on-record of the Supreme Court of India and from 1980 to 1993 served as a permanent advocate for the Central Government in the Supreme Court of India. He practiced in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court till 1993. As a lawyer, he provided free assistance to the weaker sections of the society, women and the poor under the Free Legal Aid Society of New Delhi.

He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1991. He was president of BJP Dalit Morcha and president of All India Koli Samaj between 1998 and 2002. He also served as the party's national spokesperson. He donated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh at his ancestral home, Derapur.

Soon after joining the BJP, he contested for Ghatampur assembly constituency, but lost and later contested in Bhoganipur (in 2007) (both in Uttar Pradesh) assembly constituency on a BJP ticket, but lost again. Became a Rajya Sabha MP from the state of Uttar Pradesh in April 1994. He served for twelve consecutive years, twice in a row, until March 2006. As a Member of Parliament, he visited Thailand, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom and the United States for study visits. He took Dr. Served on the Management Board of BR Ambedkar University, Lucknow and as the Board of Governors of IIM Kolkata. He has also represented India at the United Nations and addressed the United Nations General Assembly in October 2002.

On 8 August 2015, the then President of India appointed Kovind as the Governor of Bihar. On 16 August 2015, Kovind was sworn in as the 26th Governor of Bihar by Acting Chief Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari of the Patna High Court. In June 2017, when Kovind was declared a candidate for the presidential election, following his nomination for the post of 14th President of India, he resigned from his post as Governor of Bihar, and President of India Pranab Mukherjee Accepted his resignation on 20 June 2017. He won the election on 20 July 2017. On 25 July 2017 he was the second Dalit person from India to assume the presidency.

List of Awards and Honors

YearAwards and HonorsAwarding Country or Institution
2018National Order of Madagascar (Madagascar's highest civilian honor)Madagascar
2018Order of independence (degree of caller)Equatorial Guinea
2018Order of the Lion (Isvatini's highest civilian honor)Iswatini
2019Grand Order of King Tomislav (Croatia's highest civilian honor)Croatia
2019Order of the Condor of the Undes (Grand Caller, Bolivia's highest civilian honor)Bolivia
2019National Order of Merit (Grand Cross Guinea's highest civilian honor)Guinea


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