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Dec 11, 2011

Portrait of Chakravarti Rajagopalachari - 1946

Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (10 December 1878 – 25 December 1972), was an Indian lawyer, independence activist, politician, writer and statesman. Rajagopalachari was the last Governor-General of India. He also served as leader of the Indian National Congress, Premier of the Madras Presidency, Governor of West Bengal, Minister for Home Affairs of the Indian Union and Chief Minister of Madras state. Rajaji founded the Swatantra Party and was one of the first recipients of India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.
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Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
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