03 December - Dr Rajendra Prasad
Dr Rajendra Prasad was born on 03 December 1884, at Ziradei in present-day Bihar. A lawyer by profession, Dr Prasad played a prominent role in India’s freedom struggle and was an integral part of the Salt Satyagraha movement in 1931 and the Quit India movement in 1942. A great humanitarian, when Bihar was affected by a flood and an earthquake in the 1930s, Dr Prasad was there to help with the relief work. Interestingly, Dr Rajendra Prasad is the longest-serving President of India (1950- 1962). He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1962, in honour of his exemplary service to the nation. Dr Rajendra Prasad passed away on 28 February 1963.
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