1987 Indian presidential election
The Election Commission of India held indirect 9th presidential elections of India on 16 July 1987. R. Venkataraman with 740,148 votes won over his nearest rival V. R. Krishna Iyer who got 281,550 votes.
The election schedule was announced by the Election Commission of India on 10 June 1987.
||Last Date for filing nomination
||24 June 1987
||Date for Scrutiny of nomination
||25 June 1987
||Last Date for Withdrawal of nomination
||27 June 1987
||Date of Poll
||13 July 1987
||Date of Counting
||16 July 1987
Source: Web archive of Election Commission of India website
R. Venkatraman was sworn-in as president, on 25 July 1987. Since he was the sitting vice president at the time, the 1987 Indian vice presidential election was also needed, which was won by Shankar Dayal Sharma.