Who was Dr. Zakir Hussain?
Dr. Zakir Hussain was born 9th February 1897, in Hyderabad. He dedicated his entire life for regeneration of education. By conviction he was secular and believed in Gandhi’s principles. He followed the noble objects if nationalism.
Zakir Hussain was the 3rd president of Bharat. He was not only a good politician, also a great reformer. After passing his matriculation from Etawah, after that he joined Aligarh Muslim University for higher education. There he passed M.A. and L.L.B. he was a very keen and talented student. as an achievements speaker, he won many important debates. He was also for some time, the vice president of the students union.
Under Gandhiji influence, he obedient his life to the nation. Due to his efforts Jamia Milia, was recognized in Delhi in 1920. With the cooperation of an English friend, he went to Europe for specialization and stayed in Germany for three years. He studied literature and philosophy in the University of Berlin, Germany.
He prints many investigate papers in Economics, and were awarded the degree of Ph.D. by the University of Berlin. Later on, he was awarded (Honoriscausa) the degree of D.Litt. by universities of Berlin, Cairo (Egypt), Delhi, Kolkata, Aligarh and Allahabad.
Dr. Zakir Hussain had been pledged to education for his whole. His addiction for the education was full of life. He was vice chancellor of Jamia Milia for 22 years (1926-1948). He eradicated the feeling of high and low amid the teachers. Under his leadership Jamia Milia gained that much of fame that Mahatma Gandhi got admitted his son Dev Das in that institution.
Via Dr. Zakir Hussain
Our country does not need streams of boiling blood coming out from necks of young men, but needs the all the year round flowing rivers of panic of the brows. Dr Zakir Hussain supposed that politics was an unnecessary burden of the country. ‘We need work, silent and real work.
The future of our country can be made or married under the farmer’s protected log cabin, the worker’s roof blackened with smoke and under that shed roof of the village school, and here our future will be decided for centuries to come.
At places like this decisions can be made only of political conferences and of the day to day disputes of the Congress men. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru got Dr. Zakir Hussain a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1957, while was a member of the Rajya Sabha, he was appointed Rajyapal of Bihar much against his wishes.
Legacy of Hussain
Zakir Hussain was also prearranged vice president of India in 1962. It was a matter of honour for our Republic to have educationists on both the highest posts. In keeping with the bighearted ideals of secularism and patriotism.
Dr. Zakir Hussain was elected president of India in 1967. To have an educationist on its highest post was a great occasion for the country, 1963; government of Bharat honoured him by conferring ‘Bharat Ratna’.
Zakir Sahab’s hobby was gardening and collection of colored stones and pieces of art. Rose was his favorite flower very few people know Dr. Zakir Hussain as a lover of literature art and games. He was not only a lover of literature, but also a literary person.
On 3rd May, 1967, Dr. Zakir Hussain died of heart attack. On his sudden death, the entire country was overwhelmed with grief. Great educationists and national leaders, while him tributes called him a man basically an educationists.
Dr. Zakir Hussain well thought-out children as a spark of light in darkness. He often said, Our country may progress and the country be wealthy – for this we should first of all pay attention to the education of children and treat them honour and give them proper education who knows some of them may turn out be Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Rabindra Nath.