1982 Indian presidential election
The Election Commission of India held indirect 8th presidential elections of India on 12 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 and till date only Sikh to be the President of India.
The election schedule was announced by the Election Commission of India on 9 June 1982.
||Last Date for filing nomination
||23 June 1982
||Date for Scrutiny of nomination
||24 June 1982
||Last Date for Withdrawal of nomination
||26 June 1982
||Date of Poll
||12 July 1982
||Date of Counting
||15 July 1982
Source: Web archive of Election Commission of India website