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Prasad, Rajendra

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Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1963 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Indian
Categories: Politician

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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.














 

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