Interesting Facts About Dr Rajendra Prasad : The first President of India

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Dr. Rajendra Prasad, born on December 3, 1884, was the first President of India and a great Indian freedom fighter. He was one of the prominent leaders of the Indian independence movement who played a prominent role as the President of the Indian National Congress. He further contributed in the formulation of the Indian Constitution. Apart from being President, he also served as the Minister of Agriculture and Food in the first Cabinet of India in 1946 and 1947. He is often called ‘Rajendra Babu’ with respect.

Know the first President of India here:

  • Dr Rajendra Prasad earlier was a professor of English at a college in Bihar but later he pursued a degree in law.
  • Dr Rajendra Prasad taught at a college in Kolkata while studying law. Later, he did his doctorate from Allahabad University in Law.
  • Dr Rajendra Prasad served as the President of India from 1950 to 1962.
  • He completed his two terms as the President of India and stepped away from the highest post in 1962.  
  • Earlier, he joined the Indian National Congress during Indian Independence Movement.
  • Deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, he went to jail during the ‘Salt  Satyagraha’ of 1931 and the ‘Quit India Movement’ of 1942.
  • He has a significant role in making of the Indian Constitution and was awarded the highest civilian award – Bharat Ratna – in 1962.
  • Dr Rajendra Prasad passed away on 28 February 1963, at 78.
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