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Prasad, Rajendra

Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1963 AD
Nationality: Indian
Categories: Politician

1884 – Born in Zeradei in the Siwan district of Bihar near Patna on the 3rd of December.

1902 – He joined the Presidency College.

1915 – He passed with a Gold medal in Masters in Law examination with honors.

1914 – He took active role in helping the affected people during the floods that raged in Bihar and Bengal.

1934 – He was elected as the President of Indian National Congress during the Bombay session in October.

1935 – Quetta earthquake, when he was not allowed to leave the country, he set up relief committees in Sindh and Punjab.

1939 – He again became the President when Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose resigned.

1962 – After 12 years as President, he announced his decision to retire. He was subsequently awarded the Bharat Ratna, the nation’s highest civilian award.

1963 – Died on the 28th of February at Sadaqat ashram, Patna with ‘Ram Ram Ram’ on his lips.