Rajendra Prasad

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Rajendra Prasad: Rajendra Prasad was an Indian Politician and India’s freedom fighter. Rajendra Prasad was the first president of India.

At that time Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the Vice President of India. During his presidency, Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan took charge as the successor of Rajendra prasad. Rajendra Prasad was served as the first President of India from 26 January 1950 to 13 May 1962.

First Life: Rajendra Prasad was born on 3 December 1884 in Ziradei, in the Siwan district of Bihar. At that time India under the control of the British. Rajendra Prasad’s father’s name was Mahadev Sahai Srivastava. His father was a scholar of the Persian language. His mother’s name was  Kamleshwari Devi. His mother was a devout woman.

Education Life: Rajendra Prasad was sent to Maulvi (Islamic teacher) to learn Persian. At that time his age only 5 years old. In 1896, he was admitted to Chapra school. In 1902, he was admitted to Presidency College in the department of science. In 1907, Rajendra Prasad passed the post-graduate course with distinction in economics.

Profession: Rajendra Prasad was involved in the profession of teaching. He was first appointed as a Professor of English at Langat Singh College in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. Rajendra Prasad left this job for law study. After that, he came to Calcutta. In 1909, he was admitted to Ripon College (current Surendranath Law College). In 1915, Rajendra Prasad received his law degree with a gold medal. In 1937, he received his Ph.D. from Allahabad University.

After complete his law study he has joined his law profession life. In 1916, he was started working as a lawyer in the Orissa and Bihar High Courts. Rajendra Prasad also worked in Bhagalpur Court. He also works as a lawyer in the Calcutta High Court.

Political Career:  Rajendra Prasad had a major role in the independence movement of India. In 1911, Rajendra Prasad joined the Indian National Congress. In 1916, he met Mahatma Gandhi during the Lucknow Session of the Indian National Congress. In 1920, the proposal of Non-Cooperation was passed by the Indian National Congress. After passed this proposal, Rajendra Prasad quit his lawyer profession. At that time lawyer profession was very profitable but he quit this profession for his country. As a result, Rajendra Prasad became fully involved in the Indian Independence movement.

He helping people affected by the 1914 floods that Bihar and Bengal. In October 1934, Rajendra Prasad was elected as the President of the Indian National Congress. When Subhash Chandra Bose resigned in 1939 Rajendra Prasad again became the President of the Indian National Congress.

On 2 September 1946, the formation of Interim Government was established. 12 ministers were nominated under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru. Rajendra Prasad was given charge of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. He was elected as the President of the Constituent Assembly on 11 December 1946.

On 26 January 1950, the Constitution of Independent India was ratified. Two and a half years after independence Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India.

Death: Rajendra Prasad died on 28 February 1963. At that time his age 78 years old. In 1962, Rajendra Prasad was awarded the Bharat Ratna.


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