R.Venkataraman – Role Model

Posted: January 28, 2009 in Current Affairs

The former President, R.Venkataraman died on 27.01.2009 at the age of 98 due to multiple organ failure. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Mr.R.Venkataraman, assumed the office of President on July 25, 1987 , his term lasted till July 25, 1992. Earlier, as Minister he held key portfolios of Defence and Finance. He was also Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the Constitution.

Born on December 4, 1910 in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. Had his earlier education locally and later in Madras where he obtained Master’s Degree in Economics. He qualified in Law from the Law College, Madras. He was enrolled in the High Court, Madras in 1935 and in the Supreme Court in 1951. He actively participated in ” Quit India ” Movement of 1942.

Information Courtesy : The Hindu

Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh described him as an Outstanding Figure in public life. ” The former President will be long remembered for his services to the Nation, the strength of his character and his knowledge and wisdom.” May his soul rest in Peace.



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