Muhammad Hidayatullah (1905–1992) was the acting President of India in 1969 and the second Muslim to hold the post (Dr Zakir Hussain being the first). Hidayatullah was succeeded by the previous President, Varahagiri Venkata Giri. He was the first Muslim Chief Justice of India from January 1968 to February 1970. He was also Vice-President of India from August 1979 to August 1984. A National Law University has been established in his name.