Ram Nath Kovind Biography
(14th President of India)
Birthday: October 1, 1945 (Libra)
Born In: Derapur, Kanpur Dehat District, Uttar Pradesh, India
Ram Nath Kovind is an Indian Politician, and the 14th President of India. He succeed the 13th president, Pranab Mukherjee, on July 25, 2017. Before his election to the highest office of the country, Kovind served as the Governor of Bihar (a state in India) since 16 August 2015. He was the presidential candidate of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA). An advocate by profession, he has been active in politics for several decades. After earning his a LLB from Kanpur University, he practiced for several years as a lawyer in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court before joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 1991. A 'Dalit' hailing from the 'Scheduled Caste', he belongs to a community that has been historically oppressed in India and is thus well aware of the struggles that people belonging to such communities face. For four years he served as the President of the BJP Dalit Morcha and has also provided free legal aid to the weaker sections of the society. He became a Rajya Sabha MP from the state of Uttar Pradesh in April 1994 and served in this position for 12 years. Over the course of his political career, he focused on education in rural areas and has served on the Board of management of Dr. B.R Ambedkar University as well.