Dr. Rajendra Prasad (3 December 1884 – 28 February 1963) was the youngest son of Mahadev Sahay from the village Ziradei, then the Saran district of Bihar. Dr. Prasad isconsidered to be one of the architects of the Indian Republic, having drafted its first constitution and serving as the first president of free India.
During the independence movement, he left his law work and joined the Congress party, playing a prominent role in the Indian Independence Movement. He served as the president of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the first Constitution of the Republic, which lasted from 1948 to 1950. He also briefly served as a cabinet minister in the first Government of the Indian Republic.