Term – July 25, 1992 to July 25, 1997
Shankar Dayal Sharma was another eminent politician (Indian National Congress) who had served as the Chief Minister of Bhopal (between 1952 and 1956), as a Cabinet Minister (between 1956– and 1967 and again between 1972 and 1974). He held several key portfolios. In 1992, he was elected President of India. His commitment to the ‘rule of law’ was widely appreciated. Shankar Dayal Sharma also served as the governor of Punjab in 1985 and before this in 1984 served in Andhra Pradesh under the same designation.
Political Affiliation – Indian National Congress