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Ram Nath Kovind

Full Name Ram Nath Kovind
Nationality India
Birth State Uttar Pradesh
State Governers : Bihar 16 Aug, 2015 - 20 Jun, 2017
President : 25 Jul, 2017 - Till Date
Date of Birth 01 Oct, 1945
Gender Male
Birth Place Paraunkh village, Derapur, United Provinces, British India (now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
Fathers Name Maikulal
Spouse Name Savita Kovind
No Of Child 2
Education LLB
Religion Hindu

Ram Nath Kovind (Born 1 October 1945) is an Indian lawmaker who is the fourteenth and current President of India. He filled in as the 35th Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017 and was a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2006. He was a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Kovind was assigned as a presidential candidate by the NDA coalition and won the 2017 presidential election, turning into the second Dalit to be chosen to the post of president. He sworn as President of India on 25 July 2017.

Before entering legislative issues, he was a legal counselor for a long time and honed in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court until 1993.

Early Life and Education

Kovind was born in Paraukh village in the Kanpur Dehat District, Uttar Pradesh. His dad Maikulal was a landless Kori (a Dalit weaving group) who ran a little shop to help his family. He was the youngest of five siblings and two sisters. He was born in a mud hut, which in the long run crumbled. He was just five when his mother died. Kovind later gave the land to the community.
After his elementary school training, he needed to walk every day to Khanpur village, 8 km away, to go to junior school, as no one in the village had a bicycle. He holds a Bachelor's degree in business and a LLB from DAV College (partnered with Kanpur University).



Subsequent to graduating in law from a Kanpur college, Kovind went to Delhi to study for the civil services examination. He passed this exam on his third endeavor, however he didn't join as he was chosen for an allied services rather than IAS and along these lines began rehearsing law.

Kovind enrolled as an advocate in 1971 with the bar council of Delhi. He was Central Government Advocate in the Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979. Between 1977 and 1978, he likewise filled in as the individual right hand of Prime Minister of India Morarji Desai. In 1978, he turned into a lawyer on-record of the Supreme Court of India and filled in as a Central Government standing insight in the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India from 1980 to 1993. He rehearsed in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court until 1993. As a lawyer he gave free lawful guide to weaker areas of society, ladies and the poor under the Free Legal Aid Society in New Delhi.

BJP Member

He joined the BJP in 1991. He was President of the BJP Dalit Morcha in the vicinity of 1998 and 2002 and President of the All-India Koli Samaj. He likewise filled in as national representative of the party. He gave his hereditary home in Derapur to the RSS. Soon subsequent to joining the BJP, he challenged for Ghatampur get together body electorate, however lost and later challenged for Bhognipur(in 2007) (both in Uttar Pradesh) on the BJP ticket yet lost again.

In 1997, Kovind joined the challenge against specific requests from the Central government that effect sly affected the SC/ST laborers. Later 3 alterations were made to the Constitution that renounced the requests, by the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Rajya Sabha

He was chosen and turned into a Rajya Sabha MP from the territory of Uttar Pradesh in April 1994. He served an aggregate of twelve years, two back to back terms, until March 2006. As an individual from parliament, he served on the Parliamentary Committee for Welfare of Scheduled Castes/Tribes, Home Affairs, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Social Justice and Empowerment, Law and Justice. He additionally filled in as the executive of the Rajya Sabha House Committee. Amid his profession as a parliamentarian, under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme, he concentrated on training in country ranges by aiding in development of school structures in Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand. As an individual from parliament, he went to Thailand, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom and the United States on study tours.


He has served on the Board of Management of Dr. B.R Ambedkar University, Lucknow, and as on the Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta. He has likewise spoken to India at the UN and tended to the United Nations General Assembly in October 2002.


On 8 August 2015, the President of India named Kovind as Governor of Bihar. On 16 August 2015, the acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court, Iqbal Ahmad Ansari, regulated the pledge to Kovind as the 35th Governor of Bihar. The capacity occurred at Raj Bhawan, Patna.

Kovind's appointment was reprimanded by then Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar as it came months before State Assembly election and the arrangement made without counseling State Government as suggested by Sarkaria Commission. However, Kovind's term as Governor, was applauded for constituting a legal commission to explore inconsistencies in advancement of undeserving educators, mis-administration of assets and arrangement of undeserving competitors in universities. In June 2017, when Kovind was reported as possibility for Presidential candidate, Nitish Kumar upheld Kovind's decision and lauded Kovind as being unbaised and working intimately with the State Government amid his Governorship.
2017 Presidency Campaign

After designation for the post of fourteenth President of India, he surrendered from his post as Governor of Bihar, and President of India Pranab Mukherjee acknowledged his renunciation on 20 June 2017. He won election on 20 July 2017.

Ram Nath Kovind got 65.6% of the substantial votes, against previous Speaker of the Lok Sabha-Meira Kumar, the presidential applicant of the Opposition who got 34.35% of the aggregate votes. Kovind got 2,930 votes (From MPs and MLAs) adding up to Electoral College votes of 7,02,044 (65.65%) when contrasted with 1,844 votes with an estimation of 3,67,314 (34.35%) votes in favor of Meira Kumar lingering a long ways behind with 367,314 votes, and 77 votes were invalid. He turned out to be just the second Dalit delegate to wind up President after K. R. Narayanan, and furthermore is the primary BJP contender to be chosen to the post. Despite losing by an edge of more than 330,000 Lakh votes, Meira Kumar made the record for accepting the most astounding ever votes by a losing candidate.

Fourteenth President of India

Ram Nath Kovind has taken oath as the fourteenth President of India.

Personal Life

Kovind wedded Savita Kovind on 30 May 1974. They have a son, Prashant Kumar, and a daughter, Swati.

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