Talking about the remarkable personalities of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad should undoubtedly be one of the names. He was the first president of the Indian Union under the Constitution of India. Born on 3 December 1884, Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the only president who held the office for two terms. He died on February 28, 1963. It is his 55th death anniversary today.
Dr. Prasad was a teacher and lawyer by profession. He had contributed to the freedom struggle of India. He was lovingly called as Rajendra Babu by leaders and people close to him. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, he had decided to join Indian National Congress.
He also worked as a teacher and from Calcutta’s Presidency College he had done his law studies. He won Gold medal during his masters. He had also obtained his doctorate in law. He had worked at the High Court of Bihar and Odisha. He got married to Rajvanshi Devi at an early age of 13.
In 1947, he was elected as the President of the Constituent Assembly of India. He was elected as first President of Republic India by the Constituent Assembly in 1950.