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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 5, 2019

Short Biography

Great Indian Philosopher, Scholar and Politician Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan were born on 5th September 1888 in Thiruttani in Madras Province, British India. His philosophies and preaching made a huge impact worldwide. His birth anniversary 5th September is celebrated as Teachers day in India.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Complete Bio & Career

Born in a Telegu Brahmin family to Sarvepalli Veeraswami and Sitamma, Sarvepalli grew up in Tirupati and Tirupati. He took his primary education in Tirupati. Sarvepalli then joined Voorhees College in Vellore but soon quit it and joined Madras Christian College where he completed his graduation with Master Degree in Philosophy. He did not want to master in Philosophy but out of chance, he took Philosophy. Sarvepalli always got Scholarships in his entire education.
Sarvepalli wrote a thesis on M.A degree when he was just 20. Sarvepalli then started his professional career by joining at Philosophy department in Madras Presidency College as a Professor in 1909. A few years later in 1918, he relocated to University of Mysore. He continued writing Journals, Books etc. Sarvepalli believed very much in Rabindranath Tagore’s Philosophy. Sarvepalli had the privilege to serve a term at prestigious Oxford University. 
Apart from being a Professor, Sarvepalli was also a noted statesman. He started his Political career in 1931 by getting designated to the League of Nations Committee for International Cooperation. He was India’s Ambassador to the Soviet Union. Radha Krishna was elected as the 1st Vice President of Independent India in 1952 and 10 years later advanced as the President of India and served his term from 1962 to 1967.

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Honours & Awards

Bharat Ratna Civilian Award 1954 Social Work

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan died on 17-04-1975 in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India at the age of 86.

DEATHDAY 17 April,1975 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to a subordinate revenue official Sarvepalli Veeraswami & Sitamma (Sarvepalli Sita). He was married to Sivakamu Sarvepalli who died in 1956. The couple was blessed with six children include a famous Indian historian Sarvepalli Gopal.

Life's Important Dates Of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Thiruttani , Tiruvallur
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School K.V High School, Tiruttani
College Voorhees College, Vellore
Madras Christian College, Chennai,
Qualification M.A. in Philosophy
Hobbies Reading, Writing
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Place Religious Places

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

  • He discontinued using the title "Sir" after India attained independence.
  • In 1954 he was conferred "The Bharat Ratna", by the Government of India.
  • He was nominated 16 times for the "Nobel prize in literature", and even 11 times for the"Nobel Peace Prize".
  • He won the Sahitya Akademi fellowship, in 1968 "The highest honour" presented by the Sahitya Akademi on a writer, he was the one who won this award.
  • On 5 September, Radhakrishnan's birthday celebrated as the Teacher's Day in India.
  • The India Post released his stamp to pay a tribute to this legendary Indian personality.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was 86 years 7 months & 12 days old age.