Ram Baran Yadav is Sworn in as the First President of Nepal

Dr. Ram Baran Yadav (Nepali: रामवरण यादव) (born 4 February 1948)[citation needed] is the current President of Nepal.

He was elected in July 2008 and is the country's first President. He previously served as Minister of Health and as General Secretary of the Nepali Congress party.

Yadav was the Minister of State for Health in the 1991-1994 Nepali Congress government. He was elected to the House of Representatives in the 1999 election as a candidate of the Nepali Congress. After that election, he became Minister of Health.

The position of President of Nepal (Nepali: राष्ट्रपति) constitutes the head of State of Nepal and was created after the country was declared a republic in May 2008. Ram Baran Yadav, elected in July 2008, is the first and current President. The President is to be formally addressed as "his Excellency."