K Kamraj

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    • Recently the birth anniversary of Shri K. Kamaraj was observed. 

    About Kumaraswami Kamaraj (15 July 1903 – 2 October 1975)

    • Popularly known as Kamarajar 
    • Widely acknowledged as the “Kingmaker” in Indian politics
    • He was the founder and the president of the Indian National Congress (Organisation)
    • Served as the Chief Minister of Madras State (Tamil Nadu).
    • Awarded with India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, posthumously in 1976.
    • Known for his simplicity and integrity.

    Contributions

    • He made an indelible contribution to India’s freedom struggle.
    • Made a mark as a compassionate administrator. 
    • He worked hard to alleviate poverty and human suffering. 
    • He also focused on improving health and education.
    • K Kamraj was responsible for bringing free education to the disadvantaged and introduced the free Midday Meal Scheme.

    Source: PIB