The first president of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, was a political leader, a lawyer and a journalist. Prasad joined the Indian National Congress during Indian Independence Movement and became a prominent leader from Bihar. On his 135th birth anniversary, let’s take a look at some of his contributions and some facts about him that made him an exemplary leader of our nation.
#1 At the age of 5, Dr. Rajendra Prasad was taught by a Muslim scholar (Maulvi), for better understanding of Persian, Hindi and Arithmetic.
#2 Prasad is the only President in India who completed 2 tenures. He won the Presidential election in 1952 and 1957.
#3 Prasad was put behind the bars several times by the British, for his contribution during the freedom struggle.
#4 Dr. Rajendra Prasad was a part of Salt Satyagraha movement and an active member in the Quit India movement in 1931 and 1942 respectively.
#5 Prasad, a gold medalist, completed his Doctorate in law from Allahabad university in 1937.
#6 Prasad was honored with Bharat Ratna in 1962, after he completed 2 stints as President of India.
#7 Apart from being a lawyer and a journalist, Dr. Rajendra Prasad was a teacher too. This, before he took plunge into politics.