Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - Second President of India

by   SJRANJAN

Dr Radha KrishnanSarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second president of India who served between 1962 to 1967 as president. He is the first Vice President of India as well. In India Radhakrishnan's birthdate "September 5" was celebrated  as "Teachers Day".

Early Life

Radhakrishnan born on 5th of September 1888 at Thiruthani, Tamil Nadu. His father Sarvepalli Veeraswami, who works for a landlord for less salary and his mother name is Sitamma. Since his family was poor Radhakrishnan, struggled to get education. As he got many scholarships, he continued his studies. At the age of 17 he joined "Madras Christian College".

Family

Radhakrishnan married Sivakamu and the couple got five daughters and a son. Sivakamu died in 1956.

Career

Radhakrishnan joined "Madras Presidency College" , as a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. After 9 years of work, he got promoted as Professor in Mysore University. In 1921, he joined as professor in University of Calcutta.

In 1929 he joined "Harris Manchester College" to lecture the oxford students on religion. He served as Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University from 1931 to 1936.

He wrote several books and articles on Philosophy.

Awards

He was awarded Bharat Ratna in the year 1954. In the rememberance of him "Radhakrishnan Chevening Scholarships" were given for students education.

Death

He died on 17th April 1975 at Chennai.

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