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Teachers Day: Interesting facts to know about Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

One of India's best and most influential twentieth-century scholars of comparative religion and philosophy,[2][web 2] his academic appointments included the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta (1921–1932) and Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at University of Oxford (1936–1952).

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In April 1909, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was appointed to the Department of Philosophy at the Madras Presidency College. Thereafter, in 1918, he was selected as Professor of Philosophy by the University of Mysore, where he taught at its Maharaja's College, Mysore

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All his father wanted him to become a priest. Later his father agreed to send him to a school in Tiruttani itself.

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The must brilliant student and went through most of his education on scholarships.

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Bertrand Russell, one of the world’s greatest philosophers.
He said “It is an honour to philosophy that Dr. Radhakrishnan should be President of India and I, as a philosopher, take special pleasure in this.

Plato aspired for philosophers to become kings and it is a tribute to India that she should make a philosopher her President”.

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H. N. Spalding, was so fascinated by their content and his personality that he decided to found a chair at Oxford for Eastern Religions and Ethics.
The Chair, established in 1936 was offered to Radhakrishnan.

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In April 1909, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was appointed to the Department of Philosophy at the Madras Presidency College. Thereafter, in 1918, he was selected as Professor of Philosophy by the University of Mysore, where he taught at its Maharaja's College, Mysore.

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In 1929, Radhakrishnan was invited to take the post vacated by Principal J. Estin Carpenter in Manchester College, Oxford.

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For his services to education, he was knighted by the British Government in 1931, but did not use the title in personal life preferring instead his academic title ‘Doctor’.

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He was the Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University from 1931 to 1936. From 1936-39, Radhakrishnan was the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford University. In 1939, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy.

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(5 September 1888 – 17 April 1975) was an Indian philosopher and statesman[1] who was the first Vice-President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967

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