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President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, paid homage to Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, former President of India on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.

The President, officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan paid floral tributes in front of a portrait of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was the fifth President of India from 1974 to 1977 and also the second President of India to die in office.

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was born on May 13, 1905 at the Hauz Qazi area of Old Delhi, India.

His father, Col Zalnur Ali Ahmed, was an immigrant Muslim from Assam and the first indigenous person from the Northeast India to have a Doctor of Medicine degree.

His mother, Sahibzadi Ruqaiyya Sultan, was a daughter of the Nawab of Loharu.

Ahmed’s grandfather, Khaliluddin Ali Ahmed, was from Kacharighat near Golaghat in Assam, and hailed from a well-known indigenous Assamese Muslim family.

He married with an indigenous Assamese Muslim girl named Begam Abida Ahmed of Sheikhupur, Badaun, Uttar Pradesh.


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