President of India recently paid Floral Tributes to Giani Zail Singh on his Birth Anniversary.


About ‘Giani Zail Singh’

  • He was born as Jarnail Singh, but later changed his name to Zail Singh. He was given the title of Giani as he was educated and learned about Guru Granth Sahib and other Sikh scriptures.
  • Political career — 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 Home Minister. He also served as the Chief Minister of Punjab (1972–77).
  • NAM — He served as the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1983 to 1986.