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  • Droupadi Murmu 10th successive president to take oath on July 25 since 1977
  • Neelam Sanjiva Reddy first president to be sworn-in on July 25
  • All presidents after that took oath on July 25

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July 25: Droupadi Murmu 10th successive president to take oath on this date

The ascent of Droupadi Murmu to India's highest constitutional office is historic for several reasons.

The ascent of Droupadi Murmu to India's highest constitutional office is historic for several reasons. Apart from being the first president from the tribal comumity and the second woman to occupy this post, she is also the youngest person to become the president of India.

She is also the 10th successive president to take oath of office on July 25 since 1977.

India's first President Rajendra Prasad took oath on January 26, 1950 -- the day India became a Republic.

In 1952, he went on to win the first presidential poll. He won the second presidential election and was in office till May 1962.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan took oath as the president on May 13, 1962 and was in office till May 13, 1967.

Two presidents -- Zakir Husain and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed -- could not complete their tenures as they died in harness.

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the sixth president of India, took oath on July 25, 1977.

Since then successive presidents including Giani Zail Singh, R Venkataraman, Shankar Dayal Sharma, K R Narayanan, A P J Abdul Kalam, Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee and Ram Nath Kovind have taken oath on July 25.

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