Ram Nath Kovind is India’s 14th president; here's who he is
National Democratic Alliance nominee Ram Nath Kovind is elected as India’s 14 th president.
Nearly 66% of votes were cast in favour of Ram Nath Kovind and 34% in favour of Meira Kumar, who was the nominee of opposition parties led by United Progressive Alliance.
Kovind got the votes of 522 Members of Parliament Kumar bagged the votes of 225 MPs in the presidential election.
Nearly 4800 members of parliament and state assemblies cast votes on Monday to choose between Kovind and Kumar.
“Close to 99% voting was recorded for electing India's next president,” the PTI report said.
Kovind was a former President of the BJP Dalit Morcha between 1998-2002 and President of the All-India Koli Samaj.
On August 8, 2015, the President of India appointed him the Governor of Bihar.
He was born on October 1, 1945 at Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh and is married to Smt Savita Kovind on 30th May, 1974.
He has a Bcom and LLB by qualification from Kanpur University (Uttar Pradesh).
He was Central Government Advocate in Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and Central Government Standing Counsel in Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993.
He became Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India in 1978 and had practiced in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for about 16 years till 1993.