The Election Commission of India held indirect 8th presidential elections of India on July 1982. Zail Singh with 754,113 votes won over his nearest rival Hans Raj Khanna who got 282,685 votes. Zail Singh was the first Sikh to be President of India, and along with former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh, were the only two Sikhs, to hold one of the highest national power in India.
Source: Web archive of Election Commission of India website
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