10TH DEC 1878 – 25TH DEC 1972

RAJAJI – ராஜாஜி
C Rajagopalachari Feb 17 2011.JPG

C. Rajagopalachari
Governor-General of India
In office 21 June 1948 – 26 January 1950
Chief Minister of Madras
In office 10 April 1952 – 13 April 1954
Minister of Home Affairs
In office 26 December 1950 – 25 October 1951
Governor of West Bengal
In office 15 August 1947 – 21 June 1948
Premier of Madras
In office 14 July 1937 – 9 October 1939
Personal details
Born 10 December 1878
Thorapalli, Madras Presidency, British India
(now in Tamil Nadu, India)
Died 25 December 1972 (aged 94)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
(now Chennai)
Political party Swatantra Party (1959–1972)
Other political
Indian National Congress(Before 1957)
Indian National Democratic Congress (1957–1959)
Spouse(s) Alamelu Mangalamma (1897–1916)
Alma mater Central College
Presidency College, Madras
Profession Lawyer
Religion Hinduism
Awards Bharat Ratna Ribbon.svg Bharat Ratna (1954)
Rajaji, one of the greatest intellectual and statesman this country has produced was the first leader to support free market enterprises and opposed socialism even in the year 1950. He was the first world leader to oppose nuclear weapons as well as nuclear usage. His visit to meet the then US Presiden Kennedy in the year 1961 and meeting USSR President and the Pope on his way back has resulted in USSR [now Russia] agreeing not to test nuclear weapons in the land. Until now they are keeping that promise and the credit goes to this great Indian Statesman and my Guru Poojya Rajaji. Pope too issued a statement opposing Nuclear weapons on the insistence of Rajaji. 
We, in Swatantra, pay our respectful homage and remember our Guru and Mentor on this day.

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