Who is the first president of India declared elected as President without a contest?
Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy In 1977 — for the seventh Presidential election — 37 candidates filed their nominations. On scrutiny, the Returning Officer rejected the nominations filed by 36 candidates. Only one nominated candidate, Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, remained in the field who was declared elected unopposed. This was the first time when a candidate was declared elected as President of India without a contest .