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Mohammad Hamid Ansari

His Excellency
Honourable Vice President

Mohammad Hamid Ansari
मोहम्मद हामिद अंसारी
মহম্মদ হামিদ আনসারী
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14th Vice President of India
Assumed office
11 August 2007
President Pratibha Patil
Pranab Mukherjee
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Narendra Modi
Preceded by Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
Personal details
Born (1937-04-01) 1 April 1937 (age 79)
Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
Nationality Indian
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Salma Ansari
Alma mater University of Calcutta
Aligarh Muslim University
St. Edward's School, Shimla
Religion Islam

Mohammad Hamid Ansari (About this sound pronunciation ) (born 1 April 1937) is the 12th and current Vice President of India, in office since 2007. Ansari is the only person to get re-elected for the post of Vice President of India after Dr. Radhakrishnan. He also presently serves as President of the Indian Institute of Public Administration and Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Ansari worked as an ambassador and served as Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University from 2000 to 2002. Later he was Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities from 2006 to 2007. He was elected as Vice President of India on 10 August 2007 and took office on 11 August 2007. He was re-elected on 7 August 2012 and was sworn-in by Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India. The oath taking ceremony was conducted at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 11 August 2012.

Hamid Ansari was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal, India on 1 April 1937 though his family belongs to Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh. He is the grand nephew of former Congress President Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, a leader of the Indian independence movement. Ansari studied at St. Edward's School, Shimla, the St. Xavier's College of the University of Calcutta and Aligarh Muslim University.