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    INDIA'S FIRST MOSLEM PRESIDENT, DR. ZAKIR HUSAIN, WAS SWORN IN AMID TRADITIONAL PAGEANTRY IN THE?

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    INDIA'S FIRST MOSLEM PRESIDENT, DR. ZAKIR HUSAIN, WAS SWORN IN AMID TRADITIONAL PAGEANTRY IN THE CENTRAL HALL OF PARLIAMENT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) MORNING. HE SUCCEEDS DR. SARVAPALLI RADHAKRISHNAN, WHO IS RETIRING ON THE COMPLETION OF HIS FIVE-YEAR OF OFFICE.

    DR. HUSAIN WAS ELECTED IN A FIERCE CONTEST-THE FIRST SERIOUSLY FOUGHT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS SINCE INDIA BECAME A REPUBLIC IN 1950.

    THE OUTGOING PRESIDENT AND DR. HUSAIN DROVE UP TO PARLIAMENT HOUSE WHERE THEY WERE GIVEN THE NATIONAL SALUTE BY THE PRESIDENT'S BODYGUARD. AS THEY ENTERED THE CENTRAL HALL IN A PROCESSION LED BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE, MR. K.N. WANCHOO, TWO BUGLERS SOUNDED A FANFARE.

    NOMINATED BY PRIME MINISTER MRS. INDIRA GANDHI'S RULING CONGRESS PARTY, DR. HUSAIN WON AN EASY VICTORY OVER FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE KOKA SUBBA RAO, THE OPPOSITION PARTY'S NOMINEE. HE WAS GOVERNOR OF BIHAR STATE FOR FIVE YEARS BEFORE BECOMING VICE-PRESIDENT UNDER DR. RADHAKRISHNAN.

    DR. HUSAIN REPEATED THE PRESIDENTIAL OATH AFTER MR WANCHOO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB7GJL1KTP7D4SP895C9J9F6F9
    Media URN:
    VLVAB7GJL1KTP7D4SP895C9J9F6F9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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