New Delhi. Today is the death anniversary of the country’s first president and a great Indian freedom fighter, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. It should be known that he was born on 3rd December 1884 in Jiradei (Bihar). And out of respect, they called him “Rajendra Babu”. His father’s name was “Mahadev Sahay” and his mother’s name was “Kamaleshwari Devi”. According to information, his father was a student of Sanskrit and Persian and his mother was a pious woman.
If seen, Rajendra Babu’s early education was done from Chapra (Bihar) Gaya District School. At the age of just 18, he first passed the entrance exam of Calcutta University and then enrolled at the famous Presidency College in Calcutta and obtained his doctorate in law. He was also fully versed in Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali and Persian languages.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad was greatly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and was his supporter. When he saw Gandhiji working during the Champaran movement, he could not stop himself and became a part of it. During this movement, Dr. Rajendra Prasad strongly supported Gandhiji.
By the way, Rajendra Babu was married as a child. He was married to Rajvanshi Devi at the age of 13 in his childhood. Their married life was so happy and because of that there was never any hindrance in their studies and other things. He started his career as a lawyer and later joined the Indian independence movement. He was also a person with a very gentle and serious nature. People of all classes respected him.
Talking about his political career, Dr. Rajendra Prasad was considered a fiery activist in the Salt Satyagraha movement which started in 1930. At the same time, Rajendra Babu was also elected President in 1934 at the Mumbai session of the Indian National Congress. After the resignation of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose from the post of President, he again assumed the post of Congress President in 1939.
Incidentally, Dr. Rajendra Prasad was one of the main and leading leaders of the Indian independence movement and he also played a very important role as the President of the Indian National Congress. He also made a significant contribution to the drafting of the Indian constitution. He also served as Minister of Agriculture and Food in India’s first cabinet in 1946 and 1947.
Rajendra Babu took office as the country’s first President when the Constitution came into force after India became independent. His term as president was long from January 26, 1950 to May 14, 1962. After retiring from this post in 1962, he was also honored with the best title ‘Bharat Ratna’.
It should be informed that while he was serving as President, there were many times strange incidents of their differences, but Rajendra Babu set his limits even after he was elected to the post of President. Simplicity and naturalness were included in his personality. He always had a smile on his face, which fascinated everyone. While Rajendra Prasad was the President of the Indian National Congress more than once.
If seen, if we want to see great qualities like great patriotism, simplicity, service, sacrifice and total dedication to the freedom movement in any person, then even today the name of the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad remains the same. taken. According to reports, he spent the rest of his life in a simple ashram near Patna, where he died on 28 February 1963 due to illness.
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