Prasad, Rajendra

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Name
Prasad, Rajendra Gender: M
born on 3 December 1884 at 08:45 (= 08:45 AM )
Place Ziradei, India, 26n1410, 84e1453
Timezone LST m88e20 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Raman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 11°24' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°06 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 06°40'



Rajendra Prasad (1947)

Biography

India's first President, who held office from 1950 to 1962. An Indian political leader, and lawyer by training, Prasad joined the Indian National Congress during the Indian independence movement and became a major leader from the region of Bihar. A supporter of Mahatma Gandhi, Prasad was imprisoned by British authorities during the Salt Satyagraha of 1931 and the Quit India movement of 1942. Prasad served one term as President of the Indian National Congress from 1934 to 1935. After the 1946 elections, Prasad served as Minister of Food and Agriculture in the central government. Upon independence in 1947, Prasad was elected as President of the Constituent Assembly of India, which prepared the Constitution of India and served as its provisional parliament.

When India became a Republic in 1950, Prasad was elected its first President by the Constituent Assembly. Following the general election of 1951, he was elected President by the electoral college of the first Parliament of India and its state legislatures. As President, Prasad established a tradition of non-partisanship and independence for the office-bearer, and retired from Congress party politics. Although a ceremonial head of state, Prasad encouraged the development of education in India and advised the Nehru government on several occasions. In 1957, Prasad was re-elected to the presidency, becoming the only president to serve two full terms.

He died on 28 February 1963, aged 78, in Patna, Bihar, India.

Link to Wikipedia biography

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Source Notes

From Ashish seth by email: "Shri B.V. Raman quotes the source of his collection of birth details of Rajendra Prasad published in book, Notable Horoscopes, as 'Mr. H. V. Kamath [who] sent us Dr. Prasad's birth details, which be obtained from Mr. Chakradhar Saran, the President's Secretary. I am indebted to Mr. H. V. Kamath for his kind help.'"

Categories

  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Lawyer)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (India's first President)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office