Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to the country's first President, Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary. The prime minister took to Twitter and said Rajendra Babu will always be a source of inspiration for the citizens of the country.
"Tributes to the first President of India, Bharat Ratna Dr Rajendra Prasad. A man of high talent, and symbol of simple life-high thinking Rajendra Babu will always be a source of inspiration for the citizens of the country," Modi tweeted in Hindi.
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Prasad was born on December 3, 1884 in Siwan, Bihar.
देश के प्रथम राष्ट्रपति भारत रत्न डॉ. राजेन्द्र प्रसाद को उनकी जयंती पर कोटि-कोटि नमन।अप्रतिम प्रतिभा के धनी एवं सादा जीवन-उच्च विचार के प्रतीक राजेन्द्र बाबू देशवासियों के लिए सदा प्रेरणास्रोत रहेंगे।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 3, 2018
He held the highest office in the country from January 26, 1950 to May 13, 1962.