Kocheril Raman Narayanan was the 10th president of India, from 1997 to 2002. He was the first and, so far, the only member of the Dalit Caste, the so-called downtrodden. He twice ordered the dissolution of the Indian parliament. He was cremated on the banks of Yamuna.
He ended up in a tomb in a cemetery exclusively for Christians in Delhi. He has a tomb alongside his wife, Usha Narayanan in the non-denominational cemetery run by the Delhi cemeteries committee on Prithviva Road. He died in January 2007. He had not officially willed that he be buried after death. The Samadi Sthal was constructed by Hemu’s supporters.