Narayanan, Kacheril Raman

Narayanan, Kacheril Raman
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3 Jan 1979 - 14 Oct 1980

Prof Kocheril Raman Narayanan became the President of the Republic of India. He was a career diplomat who served the country as ambassador to various countries like Thailand, Turkey and China, having started his career as an academician and later as a journalist (briefly). He was appointed Ambassador to the USA after he left JNU. He was elected to the Lok Sabha for three terms and served as a Union Minister from 1985-89. He was elected Vice President of India in 1992 and reached the highest seat of the Republic in 1997. He was the third Vice Chancellor of JNU.