R. Venkataraman Biography

R. Venkataraman was the eighth President of the Indian Republic and served his tenure from 1987 to 1992. Ramaswamy Venkataraman also served as the Vice President of India for a period of four years before he got elected as the President.

Besides, Venkataraman has been a very eminent political personality throughout his lifetime. He had been a member of the Indian National Congress and has also held a large number of ministerial positions.

R. Venkataraman was born on 4th December in 1910 in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. He received his primary education in the city of Madras (presently Chennai) and finally obtained his Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Madras.

R. Venkataraman was enrolled in the High Court of Madras in 1935 and in the Supreme Court after he qualified as a lawyer from the Law College of Madras.

It was while he was practicing law that Venkataraman was attracted towards India’s freedom struggle. He actively participated in the Quit India Movement of 1942. During the years from 1947 to 1950, R.Venkataraman also served as secretary of the madras Provincial Bar Federation.

Later he became a member of the Constituent Assembly and drafted the Constitution of India. In 1950, Ramaswamy Venkataraman was elected to the Provisional Parliament of India(1950-1952) and to the First Parliament (1952-1957).

He has received the The Tamra Patra award for his participation in the freedom struggle of India.