Question of The Day30-11-2021

Which of the following statement is not correct regarding Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan?

Answer

Correct Answer : d ) He was President of Indian National Congress in 1947.

Explanation :

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was elected as first Vice- President of India in 1952 (also as chairman of Rajya Sabha) and served as the second president of India from 1962 to 1967. In 1947, when India became independent, he represented India at UNESCO (1946–52) and was later Ambassador of India to the Soviet Union, from 1949 to 1952. He was also elected to the Constituent Assembly of India.

Radhakrishnan was awarded several high awards during his life, including a knighthood in 1931, the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, in 1954, and honorary membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963. Since 1962, his birthday has been celebrated in India as Teachers' Day on 5 September every year.

J B Kriplani was president of Indian National Congress when India became independent in 1947.

Hence, option (d) is correct.

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