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Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, popularly known as Rajajiwas born in the village of Thorapalli in the Krishnagiri district, Tamil Nadu, on \(10\)th December \(1878\). He was an Indian politician, independence activist, advocate, journalist, historian, and statesman. He was India's last Governor-General, as the country became a republic in \(1950\).  He was also the first Indian-born governor-general because the position had previously been filled only by the British. He was also the chairman of the Indian National Congress, the Premier of the Madras Presidency, the Governor of West Bengal, the Indian Union's Minister for Home Affairs, and the Chief Minister of Madras state. He was one of the first people to receive the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.

Rajaji was also an accomplished writer both in his mother tongue Tamil and English. Some of his works include "Meditation in Jail", "Chakravarti Thirumagan", and "Stories for the Innocent". In \(1958\), he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his retelling of the Ramayana – "Chakravarti Thirumagan".

Rajagopalachari died on \(25\)th December \(1972\) at the age of \(94\) following a health deterioration.