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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Biography

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About Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Born on the 5th of September in the year 1888, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, or S. Radhakrishnan as he was commonly known, was the first Vice President and second President of independent India.

Born into a poor family, Radhakrishnan was an intellectual since his childhood, and despite the financial hiccups in his family, he managed to get his education done through various scholarships, thanks to his outstanding performances in his academics.

He completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Philosophy and took the post of an assistant lecturer at the Madras Presidency College during 1909. A voracious reader, he gained immense knowledge in Vedas, Hindu philosophy, Upanishads, and western philosophy during his stint as an assistant lecturer.

He became the professor of Philosophy at the University of Mysore in the year 1918, and was also nominated for the same post at the University of Calcutta in the year 1921.

He was also honored at various international platforms, where he was invited to deliver lectures on philosophy; this includes the Oxford University, where he delivered many lectures on the Hindu philosophy.

In the year 1923, he published a book called “Indian Philosophy.”

His tenure as the president of India saw various wards that the country fought against China and Pakistan. He was also awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954. He breathed his last on April 17th, 1975.

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