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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (1888-1958), 1940, Ramgarh Acharya J B Kripalani (1888-1982), 1946 Meerut Dr Pattabhi Sitaraimayya (1880-1959), 1948 Jaipur Purshottam Das Tandon (1882-1961), 1950 Nasik Uchharangray Navalshankar Dhebar (1905-1977), 1955 Avadi Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), 1960 Bangalore Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy (1913 - 1996), 1961 Bhavanagar Damodaram Sanjivayya (1921 - 1972), 1962 New Delhi Kumaraswami Kamaraj (1903 - 1975), 1964 Bhuvaneshwar Siddavanalli Nijalingappa (1902 - 2000), 1968 Bangalore C Subramaniam (1910 - 2000), 1969 New Delhi Jagjivan Ram (1908- 1986), 1970 New Delhi Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918-1999), 1972 Calcutta Dev Kanta Borooah (1914 - 1997), 1975 Chandigarh Kasu Brahmananda Reddy (1909 - ?), 1976 New Delhi Rajiv Gandhi (1944 - 1991), 1984 New Delhi

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (1888-1958) Firoz Bakht, also known as Muhiyuddin Ahmad, was born in 1888. His parents settled in Calcutta when he was two years old. Still in his teens, Muhiyuddin using the pseudonym Abul Kalam Azad acquired a high reputation for his writings on religion and literature in the standard Urdu journals of the time. From 1920 till 1945 Abul Kalam Azad was in and out of prison a number of times. He was twice elected President of the Indian National Congress, the first time in 1923 when he was only thirty-five years old, and the second time in 1940. He continued as the President of the Congress till 1946. When India became independent he was appointed Education Minister, a position in which he continued till his death on February 22, 1958.

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Acharya J B Kripalani (1888-1982) J. B. Kripalani was born at Hyderabad (Sind) in 1888. From 1912 to 1917 he worked as a Professor of English and History at Muzaffarpur College in Bihar. Kripalani first came into contact with Gandhiji in 1917 during the Champaran Satyagraha and that proved to be a turning point in his life. He took part in all the Congress movements since 1921. He was elected President of the Indian National Congress in November 1946 and steered the organisation through the critical days of the transfer of power. He helped the Janata Party to victory in 1977 and died soon thereafter, leaving a distinct mark on India's public life.

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Dr Pattabhi Sitaraimayya (1880-1959) Better known as the historian of the Indian National Congress Pattabhi was born on December 24, 1880. His association with the Indian National Congress goes back to his college days. In 1948 he was elected President of the Jaipur session of the Indian National Congress. He was the Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 1952 to 1957. He passed away on December 17,1959.

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Purshottam Das Tandon (1882-1961) Purshottam Das Tandon was born at Allahabad on August 1, 1882. He joined the Indian National Congress in 1899, as a student. From 1932 onwards he was arrested several times for organising peasant movements through Kisan Sabhas. In 1950 he was elected President of the AICC but resigned on the eve of the 1952 General Elections on account of differences with Nehru. Further recognition of his valuable services to the nation came in 1961, when the 'Bharat Ratna' was conferred. He died on July 1, 1961.

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Uchharangray Navalshankar Dhebar (1905-1977) U N Dhebar was born on September 21, 1905 in the hamlet of Gangajala, eleven miles from Jamnagar. In 1941 Dhebar was selected by Gandhiji to offer Individual Satyagraha at Viramgam. In 1955 he was elected President of the Indian National Congress. He continued in that position for five years, till 1959.

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Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) Indira Gandhi was born in Allahabad on 19 November 1917. Her election as President of the Congress in 1959 marked her entry into politics as an all-India figure. She became the Prime Minister of India in 1966. On October 31, 1984, she died when she was brutally sprayed with bullets by her own bodyguards.

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Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy (1913 - 1996) Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, one of the foremost political leaders from Andhra Pradesh, was born on May 19, 1913 in the Anantapur district. Sanjeeva Reddy held various important positions in the Congress and became a member of the Andhra Provincial Congress Committee. In December 1959 he was elected President of the Indian National Congress and he continued in that office till May 1962. He addressed the INC session at Bhavanagar in 1961. Sanjeeva Reddy was elected at the instance of the Janata Party as the President of the Republic. He retired in 1981.

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Damodaram Sanjivayya (1921 - 1972) Damodaram Sanjivayya was born on February 14, 1921. He was the member of the provisional parliament 1950-52. He became the chief minister of Andra Pradesh in 1960-1962. In 1962, Sanjivayya also became the first dalit leader from the state to become All India Congress Committee president. He died on May 8, 1972

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Kumaraswami Kamaraj (1903 - 1975) K Kamaraj was born in a backward area of Tamilnadu on July 15, 1903. He became a member of the Indian National Congress in 1920. In April 1930, Kamaraj joined the Salt Satyagraha Movement at Vedaranyam and was sentenced to two years imprisonment. He became Chief Minister of Madras in 1954. Kamaraj was elected President, Indian National Congress, on October 9, 1963. He was honoured posthumously by the award of Bharat Ratna.

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Siddavanalli Nijalingappa (1902 - 2000) S Nijalingappa was born on December 10, 1902 in a small village in the Bellary district, Mysore State. He graduated from the Central College, Bangalore, in 1924, and got his Law degree from the Law College, Poona, in 1926. He served INC first as a volunteer, rising to be the President of the Pradesh Congress Committee and finally the President of the All India Congress Committee in 1968. He died on August 9, 2000.

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C Subramaniam (1910 - 2000) Born at Pollachi in Tamil Nadu in January, 1910, Subramaniam had his education at Madras. He presided over the 1969 INC session at New Delhi. Subramaniam played a key role in heralding the Green Revolution in India. For his dedicated services, the Nation bestowed him its highest award, the "Bharat Ratna" in 1998. He passed away on November 7, 2000 at the age of 90.

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Jagjivan Ram (1908- 1986) Jagjivan Ram was born in Bihar in 1908. In 1937 he was elected to the assembly. The 1940 Satyagraha and the Quit India Movement found in him an active participant. He became the president of the divided Congress led by Mrs. Gandhi. He presided over the INC session in 1969 at Bombay.

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Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918-1999) Born in 1918 at Bhopal, he completed his studies in Law, History and Politics at Cambridge and Harvard Law School. The University of Cambridge honoured him with the degree of Doctor of Law. He presided over the INC Session in 1972 at Calcutta. This veteran freedom fighter, distinguished parliamentarian and able administrator devoted his life to the service of the nation.

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Dev Kanta Borooah (1914 - 1997) Dev Kanta Borooah was born on February 22, 1914 at Dibrugarh (Assam). His political career began as a member of the Constituent Assembly in 1949-51. He became the Speaker in 1962 and subsequently the Minister for Education and Co-operation. The mantle of the President of the Indian National Congress fell on him in 1975.

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Kasu Brahmananda Reddy (1909 - ?) Kasu Brahmananda Reddy was born on 28 July 1909 at Chirumamilli in Guntur District. He became the Chief Minister of Andra Pradesh on 29th February, 1964 and was in the office till 30th September, 1971. On June 3, 1977 Kasu Brahmananda Reddy was elected President of the Indian National Congress. The Brahmananda Reddy National park has been named after him.

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Rajiv Gandhi (1944 - 1991) Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944 in Bombay. He studied in Doon School, Dehra Dun and at the University of Cambridge, UK. He was a pilot with the Indian Airlines till he entered politics. He became the General Secretary of Congress (I) in 1983. He presided over the 1984 session in New Delhi. A bomb blast at Sriperumbudur, Tamilnadu took his life on 21 May 1991.

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