Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884 - 1963)
The First President of India
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Deshratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad
President Rajendra Prasad (centre, front row) with members of the Central Cabinet at Government House, New Delhi, on January 31, 1950, just before he delivered his first address to Parliament. (Left to right, first row) B.R. Ambedkar, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Sardar Baldev Singh, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, John Mathai, Jagjivan Ram, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur and Shyama Prasad Mookerjee. (Second row) Khurshed Lal, R.R. Diwakar, Mohanlal Saxena, Gopalaswamy Ayyangar, N.V. Gadgil, K.C. Neogi, Jairamdas Daulatram, K. Santhanam, Satya Narayan Sinha and B.V. Keskar. Ambedkar resigned from the Cabinet on September 27, 1951, on the eve of the general elections.