Some lesser known facts about Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.We are about to celebrate the birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on 5th September as the Teachers Day in India.
Let us remember one of the greatest scholars of India and derive inspiration from his life. The following are some of the lesser known facts about Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan -
1. He was awarded a knighthood in 1931 by the British Government, but he never preferred to use the title 'Sir'. Instead, he preferred to use the academic title 'Dr.'
2. His son Sarvepalli Gopal, a distinguished history scholar was awarded a Padma Vibhushan 1999 for his contributions to Indian history. He had authored the books - Radhakrishnan: A Biography and Jawaharlal Nehru: A Biography.
3. As the Indian ambassador to the Soviet Union, he had once patted the cheek of Soviet dictator Joseph D. Stalin.
4. When he was appointed as the President of India, Bertrand Russell had said that 'It is an honor to the philosophy that Dr. Radhakrishnan should be President of India'.
Let us share more information about Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.