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|Indian philosopher and statesman|
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a great educationist, great philosopher, great orator, thinker, and a knowledgeable person on Indian culture. The birthday of the great teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who has taken India to new heights in the field of education, is celebrated every year on 5 September as a teacher's day across India.
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September 1888 in a Brahmin family in Tirutani village (Madras), Tamil Nadu. His ancestors lived in a village called Sarvapalli, so all the members of Radhakrishnan's family used the surname Sarvapalli in front of their names. His father's name was Sarvepalli Veeraswamy and mother's name was Sitamma. Radhakrishnan had 4 brothers and 1 sister. The income of this family of eight members, including six siblings and two parents, was extremely limited.
11 Interesting Facts about Dr. Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanEdit
- 5th September Teachers Day celebrated as Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan birthday.
- Sarvapalli's address was first inherited in the name of Dr. Radhakrishnan. Radhakrishnan's ancestors lived in a village called 'Sarvepalli' and in the middle of the 18th century, they settled in the Tirutani village. But his ancestors wanted that his name should always be accompanied by a sense of the village of his birthplace. That is why all the families started wearing Sarvapalli before their names.
- In the field of education, he has been awarded the very high award "Bharat Ratna".
- In 1931, he received the Templeton Prize from King George but donated the entire amount of that scholarship to Oxford University.
- All the Members of Parliament appreciated him for his work behavior. After the end of Rajendra Prasad's term in 1962, Radhakrishnan took over as President.
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Works about RadhakrishnanEdit
- Speech on the awarding of an honorary degree to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan by Haile Selassie, October 13, 1965
- S. Radhakrishnan, Makers of Indian Literature (1992) by Prema Nandakumar.