Remembering first President of India - Rajendra Prasad

Dec 03, 2018, 07:00 IST
  • Remembering first President of India -  Rajendra Prasad
    Rajendra Prasad was born on December3, 1884. He was the first President of the Republic of India. Prasad joined the Indian National Congress during the Indian independence movement and became a major leader from the region of Bihar. All pics/AFP
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  • Remembering first President of India -  Rajendra Prasad
    A supporter of Mahatma Gandhi, Prasad was imprisoned by British authorities during the Salt Satyagraha of 1931 and the Quit India movement of 1942. Prasad served one term as President of the Indian National Congress from 1934 to 1935.
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  • Remembering first President of India -  Rajendra Prasad
    Although a ceremonial head of state, Prasad encouraged the development of education in India and advised the Nehru government on several occasions.
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  • Remembering first President of India -  Rajendra Prasad
    In 1957, Prasad was re-elected to the presidency, becoming the only president to have been in the office twice.
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  • Remembering first President of India -  Rajendra Prasad
    Prasad died on February 28, 1963 (aged 78) in Patna, Bihar
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On the birth anniversary of Rajendra Prasad, we bring to you some rare images of India's first President. Here's a look in pictures

 

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