Rajendra Prasad

Rajendra Prasad

3 December 1884
28 February 1963

Rajendra Prasad was the first President of India, in office from 1952 to 1962. He was an Indian political leader, and lawyer by training, Prasad joined the Indian National Congress during the Indian Independence Movement and became a major leader from the region of Bihar. A supporter of Mahatma Gandhi, Prasad was imprisoned by British authorities during the Salt Satyagraha of 1931 and the Quit India movement of 1942.

Rajendra Prasad was a good political leader, lawyer, statesman and social worker. He took active part in the freedom movements of India. He joined the Indian National Congress in 1911. He was elected as the President of the Indian National Congress during the Bombay session in October 1934. He was sent to Jail many times. He was elected the President of Constituent Assembly on 11 December 1946. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected the first President of the Republic of India.

He was sent to jail from time to time. Country recognized him to be sincere, selfless, silent and solid worker in his service rendered at the time of Bihar Earthquake Relief Work. He was elected President of Bombay Congress and discharged his duties devotedly. All loved him for his honesty. He could work with any group and had a great organizing capacity without making show. He was credited with the title of Desh Ratna.

While supporting Indian national congress and Mahatma Gandhi, he got enforced to jail twice. Once during the Salt Satyagraha and then again during the Quit India Movement.

He was a very calm person like Mahatma Gandhi, and he always followed Mahatma Gandhi’s footsteps. Though he never got known worldwide as a freedom fighter, he surely gets known by the name of India’s first president post it got independent.