Dr.Rajendra Prasad

Dr.Rajendra Prasad

Dr.Rajendra Prasad (3rd December 1884 - 28th February 1963) was an Indian politician who became  the first president of India. He was one of the architects of the Indian Republic, having served as the president of the constituent assembly and later as the first president of independent India. Prased is the only president to have been elected twice for the office. Dr. Prasad's freedom movement started after coming into contact with Gandhiji.He played a active role during non-cooperation movement.Dr.Rajendra Prasad was arrested in 1930 while participating in salt satyagraha. He was in jail when on 15 January 1934 a devastating earthquake struck Bihar. Dr.Rajendra Prasad was released form the jail two days later and he immediately set himself for the task of raising funds and organizing relief. The Viceroy also raised a fund for the purpose. However,while Dr.Rajendra Prasad's fund collected over  3.8 million rupees, the viceroy could only managa one-third of the amout.