Short Essay on ‘Giani Zail Singh’ (150 Words)

Giani Zail Singh

‘Giani Zail Singh’ was born on 5th May 1916 in Sandhwan, Faridkot district. His Father’s name was Kishan Singh and his mother’s name was Ind Kaur. He was a Sikh by religion.

Zail Singh was the seventh President of India, serving from 1982 to 1987. He was the first Punjabi to become President of India. Prior to his presidency, he was a politician with the Indian National Congress party and had held several ministerial posts in the Union Cabinet, including that of the Home Minister. He was elected as Chief Minister of Punjab in 1972.

Zail Singh died of injuries on 25th December 1994 after a car accident. He was given the title of ‘Gyani’, as he was educated and learned about Guru Granth Sahib at Shaheed Sikh Missionary College in Amritsar. He will always be remembered for his efficiency of politeness in expression and penetrative understanding of human relations and problems.