Pratibha Patil

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Pratibha Patil
12th President of India
In office
July 25, 2007 – July 25, 2012
Vice President none
Preceded by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Succeeded by Pranab Mukharijee
Governor of Rajasthan
In office
November 8 2004 – July 23 2007
Preceded by Madan Lal Khurana
Succeeded by A. R. Kidwai
Personal details
Born December 19, 1934 (1934-12-19) (age 81)
Nadgaon, Maharashtra, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Devisingh Ransingh Shekhawat
Religion Hindu

Pratibha Patil (Marathi: प्रतिभा पाटील, born December 19, 1934) was the 12th President of India. She is the first woman to hold this post. She was sworn into the nation's top office on July 25, 2007 by the Chief Justice of India K. G. Balakrishnan. She succeeds Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.