Dr. Rajendra Prasad Birth anniversary: a biography of India’s First President
We remember and commemorate the birth anniversary of our great first president Dr. Rajendra Prasad by reminiscing his contribution to the Indian freedom struggle and his legendary personal attributes.
Dr.Rajendra Prasad: India’s first president, was born to a farmer family on December 3, 1884, in ziradei, Bengal Presidency (present Bihar). He was the first president of India, apart from that he was a learned visionary, thinker, lawyer, and teacher.
Dr.Rajendra Prasad who is the first president of India took membership of the Indian Nationa Congress during the Independence movement. He emerged as one of the prominent leaders from Bihar and was an admirer and supporter of Mahatma Gandhi. He served as the president of India for the longest period. He was actively involved in the Salt satyagraha of 1931 and the Quit India movement of 1942.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad was chairman of the constitutional assembly and he played a major role in the making of the constitution. He was conferred with the highest civilian award – Bharat Ratna in 1962. He died on February 28, 1963, at the age of 78.
A brief history of Dr. Rajendra Prasad
He was born to a landlord family of modest background, he graduated from Calcutta Law college and practiced in Calcutta high court and later on started practicing in Patna high court. He founded one magazine called; Bihar law weekly
In 1917, he joined Mahatma Gandhi in the Champaran campaign for the improvement of conditions of farmers exploited by British indigo planters in Bihar. He joined the noncooperation movement in 1920 and gave up his law practice.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad started his life as a professor of English but later on, he pursued law. He did his Ph.D. at Allahabad university and became a doctor.