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Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of free India and he served in that post for twelve years. Rajendra Prasad was a freedom fighter. He was influenced by Gandhi. He was born on December 3, 1884. He obtained his M.A. degree in Kolkata. He worked as a lecturer in a college at Muzaffarpur for sometime. Then he appeared for the law examination and passed in first class. He took up legal profession and earned good reputation. He worked as a professor too in response to an invitation from Prof. Ashutosh Mukherjee of the Kolkata University. Gandhiji had returned from South Afrcia after his success in launching sathyagraha against the whites regime. He gave a call to the Indians to fight for India’s freedom. Rajendraprasad gave up his legal profession and joined the congress party. He participated Champaran Satyagraha in accordance to Gandhiji’s suggestion. Indigo plantation labourers were being pained by the British. They were given justice after the fight. Rajendra Prasad presided over the Congress session held in Bombay in 1934. Also at tripura session in 1939 when Subhash Chandra Bose resigned he took over as President. He worked hard to propagate Hindi and he presided over the All India Hindi Literary conference held at Nagpur. He went to jail during the freedom movement. India became independent in 1947 and a Republic country in 1950. Rajendraprasad was elected the first president of the country. He relinquished his office in 1962. He was a good author and wrote few books in Hindi and English. His autobiography brought him Sahitya Academi Prize of thousand rupees in those days. He contributed it to a fund helping poor writers. His lectures are published in the form of a book titled ‘Economics of Khadi’. The President lived royally like king Janaka. He left this world for heavenly abode in March, 1963.

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