Succeeding Pranab Mukherjee, Kovind became second Dalit President of India after KR Naryanan.
He won two thirds of the votes almost. His name was declared by the returning office.
Seventyone-year-old Ram Nath Kovind is a farmer’s son. The former Bihar Governor has also served two terms as a member of the Rajya Sabha. He is also a trained lawyer who has appeared at the High Court and Supreme Court.