Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman who served as India’s second President from 1962 to 1967. He was born on September 5, 1888 in Thiruttani, India, and he passed away on April 17, 1975.
Radhakrishnan was a renowned scholar and teacher, and he was a professor of philosophy at several universities in India and abroad. He was also a prolific writer, and he authored many books on philosophy, religion, and education.
Radhakrishnan was a strong advocate for education, and he believed that it was crucial for the development of a just and equitable society. He was also a vocal champion of India’s cultural heritage and values, and he worked tirelessly to promote India’s rich intellectual and spiritual traditions.
In recognition of his contributions to education and philosophy, Radhakrishnan was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor, in 1954. He was also awarded several honorary degrees from universities around the world.
Today, Radhakrishnan is remembered as one of India’s greatest intellectuals and statesmen. His birthday, September 5th, is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India, in recognition of his contributions to education and philosophy.