Rajendra Prasad is an Indian Politician, lawyer and journalist. He was the first president of Republic India. Also he was the comrade of Mahatma Gandhi early in noncooperation movement he was a prominent leader in the Indian Nationalist Movement alongside Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel and Lal Bahadur Shastri. And he was one of those passionate individuals who gave up a lucrative profession to pursue a greater goal of attaining freedom for the Motherland. He took up the helms of designing the Constitution of the nascent nation, by heading up the Constituent Assembly post-independence. To say it succinctly, Dr. Prasad was one of the chief architect in shaping the Republic of India.
Rajendra Prashad’s Biography
He was born on 3rd December, 1884 in Zeradei. Rajendra Prasad was born in a landowning family. Also graduated from Calcutta Law College. Also he practiced at the Calcutta High Court and in 1916 transferred to the Patna High Court and founded the Bihar Law Weekly.
At a young age of 5 young Rajendra Prasad was placed under the teaching of Mauluvi to learn Persian, Hindi and Mathematics. He was married at the tender age of 12 he was married to Rajavanshi Devi. The couple had one son, Mrityunjay. Later he was recruited by Mahatma Gandhi to help him in a campaign to improve conditions for peasants exploited by British indigo planters in Bihar. He was so much devoted to Gandhi that he left his law studies to join the non cooperation movement. Later he also became an active journalist he wrote for Searchlight in English, founded and edited the Hindi weekly Desh (“Country”), and started his lifelong campaign to establish Hindi as the national language.
Nothing could stop him for supporting noncooperation movement. Although he went jail several times. He went to jail nearly three years (August 1942–June 1945) with the Congress Party’s Working Committee. Rajendra Prasad was also elected as the minister for food and agriculture in the interim government preceding full independence. But due to his deteriorating health he retired from public life in 1962. That very year he was honoured with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. His autobiography, Atmakatha, was published in 1946. Also he is the author of India Divided (1946), Mahatma Gandhi and Bihar, Some Reminiscences (1949), and other books.
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Rajendra Prashad’s Family
Rajendra Prashad’s Education
|Chhapra Zilla School
|Presidency College, Calcutta
Rajendra Prashad’s Movement
Indian Freedom Movement
Liberalism, Right- Winged
Rajendra Prashad’s Publication
Atmakatha (1946); Satyagraha at Champaran (1922); India Divided (1946); Mahatma Gandhi and Bihar, Some Reminisences (1949); Bapu ke Kadmon Mein (1954)