Zakir Husain

(1897—1969) educationist and president of India

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(d. 1969) Indian educator, founder of Jamia Milliya Islamiyyah in Delhi, and third president of India, 1967–69. Loyal Muslim ally of the Indian National Congress during the struggle for independence. Associate of Mahatma Gandhi and an active participant in the development of national education.

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