*Rajendra Prasad,* born on 3 December 1884, was the first _President of India,_ in office from 1950 to 1962. He was an Indian political leader and lawyer by training. Prasad joined the _Indian National Congress_ during the Indian Independence Movement and became a major leader from the region of Bihar. A supporter of _Mahatma Gandhi,_ Prasad was imprisoned by British authorities during the _Salt Satyagraha_ of 1931 and the _Quit India movement_ of 1942. After the 1946 elections, Prasad served as Minister of Food and Agriculture in the central government. Upon independence in 1947, Prasad was elected as President of the Constituent Assembly of India, which prepared the Constitution of India and served as its provisional parliament.