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Dr. Rajendra Prasad (डॉ0 राजेन्‍द्र प्रसाद ) (December 3,1884– February 28, 1963) was the first President of India.He was born in Zeradei, in the Siwan district of Bihar.

Rajendra Prasad was an independence activist and, as a leader of the Congress Party, played a prominent role in the Indian Independence Movement. He served as President of the Constituent assembly that drafted the constitution of the Republic from 1948 to 1950. He had also served as a Cabinet Minister briefly in the first Government of Independent India. Deshratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad as long as he remained in Patna to lead the Freedom Movement. He lived and worked here since the establishment of Bihar Vidyapeeth on 6th February 1921.

 

Mulana Mazharul Haque(Urdu مولانا مظہرالحق، Hindi मौलाना मजहरुल हक; 1866-1930) was born to a rich landlord, Sheikh Ahmedullah, in Bihar in December 1866. He passed his matriculation from the Patna Collegiate in 1886. He then traveled to Lucknow for higher studies, where he was admitted to Cannig College. In 1906, he moved to Patna to continue to practice law. It was also in 1906 that Maulana Mazharul Haque was elected Vice Chairman of Bihar Congress Committee.

Maulana Mazharul Haque is known to have stayed with his maternal uncle Dr. Saiyyad Mahmood in Siwan during the anti-purdah movement launched in Bihar in response to the Non Cooperation Movement of 1920. The purdah system espoused by Muslim and many Hindu families, especially in Bihar, meant that women remained behind men in all spheres of life. Around this time, he was approached by students of the Patna University desiring to support Gandhi’s call to boycott Government run institutions. The Bihar Vidyapeeth, then headquartered at an ashram he constructed on the Patna-Danapur road thus came into being. The ashram became well known as the Sadaquat Ashram, it now serves as the headquarters of the Congress party in Patna, the capital of the state of Bihar.