1962 Indian presidential election

The Election Commission of India held indirect 3rd presidential elections of India on May 7, 1962. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan with 553,067 votes won the presidency over his rivals Chowdhry Hari Ram who got 6,341 votes and Yamuna Prasad Trisulia who got 3,537 votes.

1962 Indian presidential election

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Nominee Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Chowdhry Hari Ram
Party Independent Independent
Home state Tamil Nadu Punjab
Electoral vote 553,067 6,341
Percentage 98.2% 1.1%

President before election

Rajendra Prasad

Elected President

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


Source: Web archive of Election Commission of India website[1][2][3][4]

Candidate Electoral Values
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 553,067
Chowdhry Hari Ram 6,341
Yamuna Prasad Trisulia 3,537
Total 562,945


  1. ^ Election Commission of India
  2. ^ http://www.indiaonestop.com/Presidency/presidential_candidates.htm
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2009-05-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.aol.in/news-story/the-indian-president-past-winners-and-losers/2007061905199019000001 AOL news (Past and present Presidential Results)