Rajendra Prasad was involved in the freedom struggle since his student days. Hailing from the modern state of Bihar he joined an anti-partition demonstration in Bengal and set up the Bihari Students’ Conference. He started his career as a lawyer in 1911 at Calcutta, but continued to participate in the fight for independence. In 1917, he joined the Champaran satyagrah is in their cause. After relinquish­ing his legal practice, he was actively involved in the Non- Cooperation Movement in Bihar and later, the Salt Satyagraha in 1930 and Civil Disobedience in 1932 for which he was sent to jail. He was also the editor of a weekly in Hindi called Desh. A staunch believer in education for reform he was a founder of the National College at Patna of which he also became the Principal. He began a tour of his province after the Cripps Mission failed. At the forefront of the Quit India Movement, he suffered arrest and detention in the Ahmednagar fort. In the interim government formed in 1946, he was appointed the minister in charge of food and agriculture. He took over as the President of the Constituent Assembly. After India became free, he was appointed the first President of the Indian Republic. Rajendra Prasad was conferred with the Bharat Ratna award in 1962.