Rajendra Prasad

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Birthday
3, 1884
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Feb 28, 1963 (78)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
3, 1884
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Feb 28, 1963 (78)

About

The first President of the Republic of India from 1950 to 1962, who was elected three years after his country's independence from British colonial rule in 1947. He first joined the Indian National Congress in 1911.

Before Fame

He was such a talented scholar while attending the University of Calcutta that at one point an examiner wrote on his answer sheet 'examinee is better than examiner'.

Trivia

He was re-elected as president in 1957 and became the only Indian president to have done so.

Family Life

His father Mahadev was a scholar of the Persian and Sanskrit languages.

Associated With

He was a staunch supporter of the peace leader Mahatma Gandhi.