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Radhakrishnan, Sir Sarvepalli (1888–1975), philosopher and president of India, was born on 5 September 1888, in the pilgrimage centre village of Tiruttani, in the then undivided presidency of Madras. He was the second son of middle-class but poor parents, Sarvepalli Veeraswami, a tahsildar...


Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888–1975) by Derek Hill, 1967 All Souls College, Oxford


Tagore, Dwijendranath (1840–1926), poet and philosopher, was born in Calcutta, India, on 11 March 1840, the eldest son of Debendranath Tagore (1817–1905) [see under Tagore family] and his wife, Sarada Devi (1826?–1875). His grandfather ‘Prince’ Dwarkanath Tagore was one of the most successful independent Indian merchants of the early nineteenth century. The ...