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  • 05 September, 2022

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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

In India, September 5th is recognized as Teachers' Day. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birthday is honoured on this day.

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About Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

  • Date of Birth: He was born on September 5, 1888. He was India's second president from 1962 to 1967 and its first vice president from 1952 to 1962.
  • He was raised by Telugu Brahmins.
  • He was also a distinguished thinker, academic, and recipient of the Bharat Ratna award.

Authorial Works

  • Advaita Vedanta served as the philosophical foundation for Radhakrishnan.
  • In 1917, he also wrote the book "The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore."
  • His other publications include East and West: Some Reflections (1939), Eastern Religions and Western Thought (1939), An Idealist View of Life (1932), Indian Philosophy (1923–27), The Philosophy of the Upanishads (1924), and An Idealist View of Life (1932). (1955).


  • In 1954, he received the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.
  • In 1931, he was made a Knight, and in 1963, he was made an honorary member of the British Royal Order of Merit.
  • In 1948, he won the position of Executive Board Chairman of UNESCO.
  • Contributions to Society: He was one of the founders of Helpage India, a well-known NGO in India that supports the less fortunate aged.
  • He was the first Indian to occupy the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics chair at the University of Oxford (1936-1952).
  • He took up the cause of Hinduism against "uninformed Western criticism" and was a significant contributor to the development of modern Hindu identity.

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