15 Interesting Facts About C Rajagopalachari
In this article we will discuss some facts related to C Rajagopalachari, the ingenious freedom fighter of India, and one of the trusted lieutenants of Gandhiji. In fact, Rajagopalachari was one of the stalwarts in the Indian freedom movement from the southern part of India.
Facts about C Rajagopalachari
1. Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari was born in 1878. His father was the headman of a village in Tamil Nadu.
2. During his student days, Rajagopalachari was moved and inspired by Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s arrest in 1898.
3. During Mahatma Gandhi’s struggles in South Africa, C Rajagopalachari collected and sent Rs 1500 for his movement.
4. C. Rajagopalachari was affectionately known as “Rajaji.”
5. In 1937, when the Congress party came to power in Madras, Rajaji was unanimously elected as prime minister (at that time, the chief minister was called prime minister).
6. Rajaji was against the 1942 Quit India movement. Instead, he urged the Congress to make more effort to cooperate with the British.
7. C. Rajagopalachari resigned from the Indian National Congress (INC) party in 1942. However, he was readmitted in 1945.
7. Rajagopalachari was the first Indian governor of the state of West Bengal.
9. Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari was the first and last Indian Governor General.
10. In 1959, at the age of eighty, Rajaji started the Swatantra (Freedom) party.
11. The daughter of C Rajagopalachari, Lakshmi, was married to Devdas Gandhi, the fourth and youngest son of Mahatma Gandhi.
12. The author Rajmohan Gandhi and the former governor of West Bengal, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, are the grandsons of C. Rajagopalachari and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
13. Other than being one of the leading freedom fighters in India, Rajaji was an accomplished writer. In fact, he had written several short stories in Tamil. And his versions of the Mahabharata and Ramayana are best-sellers to date.
14. Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur was one of the few MPs (Members of Parliament) of the Rajagopalachari’s Swatantra party.
15. During the British rule in India, a colonial governor once called Rajagopalachari the “wisest man in India”. In fact, Gandhiji described him as the “keeper of my conscience.”
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