Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Quotes & Radhakrishnan Biography

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Quotes & Radhakrishnan Biography

Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (September 5, 1888 - April 17, 1975) was an Oxford don and first vice president (1952-1962), and second president of India (1962-1967). The birthday of him is celebrated every year on September 5 as "Teachers Day".

He is best known for introduced the thinking of western by showing the philosophical systems of each tradition into Indian thought. For the English speaking world, he wrote about India's religious and philosophical literature.

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Quotes & Radhakrishnan Biography

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Profile

Name: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Birth Date: 05 September 1888
Death Date: 17 April 1975
Birthplace: Tiruttani, 64 km to the northeast of Madras in South India
Occupation: Politician, Philosopher, Professor
Born In: Tamil Nadu

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan received many honors, among them British knighthood in 1931, and the Bharat Ratna in 1954.

He was born at Tirutani in Tamil Nadu, in middle class family. He studied in Primary Board High School at Tirutan. He shifted at Hermansburg Evangelical Lutheral Mission School at Tirupati in 1986. In 1906, From the Madras Christian College, he got a Master's degree in Philosophy. He was one of the most illustrious former students.

For the M.A. degree, he wrote his theory on "The Ethics of the Vedanta and its Metaphysical Presuppositions”. He was scared about his M.A. theory as "The Ethics of the Vedanta” would hurt his philosophy professor, Dr. A.G. Hogg. But he praised Radhakrishnan for his brilliant job. When M.A. theory was published, he was just of 20. Later he worked more on philosophy.

In 1904 at the age of 16, Radhakrishnan married to Sivakamu. The couple had five daughters and a son. It was a strange twist of fate in 1904, Radhakrishnan met with, the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. Srinivasa Ramanujan had come for Radhakrishnan's blessings, because a goddess had come in his dream and told him to do that.

Radhakrishnan was selected as a professor by the University of Mysore in 1918. His first book was "The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore." According to Radhakrishnan, Tagore's philosophy was the "genuine manifestation of the Indian spirit." His second book published in 1920 “The Reign of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy"

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Quotes

"It is not God that is worshiped but the group or authority that claims to speak in His name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity." By: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

It is said that a man without religion is like a horse without bridle.
By: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Manav ka danav hona uski har hai, manav ka mahamanav hona uska chamtkar hai. manusya ka manav hona uski jit hai.
By: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Nations, like individuals, are made, not only by what" they acquire, but by what they resign.
By: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

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