Kocheril Raman Narayanan



Age: 85


Summary: president of India from 1997 to 2002 and the first Dalit (individuals outside the four castes of South Asia who were subjected to hostility for centuries) to occupy the office, who was India's ambassador to China and the U.S. before turning to politics, but who set several precedents and enlarged the scope of the highest constitutional office in India.



Cause of Death: Pneumonia and kidney failure


Born: October 27, 1920


Died: November 9, 2005


Location: New Delhi, India