New Delhi: On the 137th anniversary of India's first president, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to him, describing him as a person of exceptional talent who made a significant contribution to the independence fight. Modi stated that his life committed to the national interest will always be an example to humanity. Prasad, who was born in Bihar, is India's only two-term president.
'On the occasion of his birth anniversary, I pay my heartfelt respect to former President Bharat Ratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad. In the war for independence and the drafting of the constitution, he played an unequalled role. His life, which is based on the principles of simplicity and lofty thought, will continue to inspire his countrymen,' the Prime Minister stated.
On this day, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, India's first President, was born. He was born in Jiradei, a small village in Bihar, on December 3, 1884. Mahadev Sahai was his father's name, and Kamleshwari Devi was his mother's.
He was appointed to this position when our Republic was established on January 26, 1950. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was appointed to the Food and Agriculture Department as a cabinet minister in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's first government following independence. In the Constituent Assembly of India, he was named Speaker to help draught the Constitution.