Born on: 10th December, 1878
Known For: Political Activist
- He was informally called Rajaji. During his lifetime, he also acquired the nickname ‘Mango of Salem’ .
- He was the last Governor-General of India and the only Indian National ever to hold the office
- He was one of the first recipients of the Bharat Ratna Award
- He served as a leader of the Indian National Congress but later resigned from the INC and founded the Swatantra Party, which stood against the Congress in 1962, 1967 and 1972 elections.
- He devised the proposal called as the CR Formula by the press to recognize the demand for Pakistan and initiate talks between the Congress and All India Muslim League.