03 DECEMBER DR RAJENDRA PRASAD (1884 to 1963)
Dr Rajendra Prasad, born on 03 December 1884, at Ziradei in present-day Bihar, was a lawyer by profession, and a key figure in India’s freedom struggle. He played a significant role in the Salt Satyagraha Movement in 1931 and the Quit India Movement in 1942. When Bihar was affected by a flood and earthquake in the 1930s, Dr Prasad actively participated in the relief work, showcasing his humanitarian spirit. Dr Rajendra Prasad is the longest-serving President of India (1950-1962). He was honoured with the Bharat Ratna in 1962, for his exemplary service to the nation. Dr Rajendra Prasad passed away on 28 February 1963.
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