Former President of India, Mr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed:
The college is named after Mr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, the fifth President of India. He was a multifarious personality. Born on May 13, 1905 at Hauz Qazi area of Old Delhi, Fakhruddin did his schollong from the Delhi Government High School and went to England to pursue higher studies in 1923. There he joined the Catherine College of Cambridge Univerity. In 1925, while he was in London, he met Jawaharlal Nehru who impressed upon him with his progressive ideas. Returning to India in 1928, he started his career as a lwyer in the Lahor High Court. In 1931, he became a primary member of the Congress party and became an active participant in the struggle for India;s Independence. In 1942, he was arrested for participating in the Quit India Movement and was imprisoned for three and a half years. He was a member of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee and was elected to the Assam Assembly. In 1971, he was elected to the Lok Sabha. He held many portfolios as minister including Food and Agriculture, Education, Industrial Development and Company Laws. On 29th August, 1974 he was elected as the fifth President of India. He held office till 11th February, 1977 until his demise.
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