Radhakrishnan 1888 - 1975 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President of India and the second President of India, and one of India's most influential scholars of comparative religion and philosophy. An influence to the modern Hindu.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan;(5 September 1888, Tiruttani, now in Tamil Nadu – 17 April 1975) was an Indian philosopher and statesman who was the second President of India from 1962 to 1967. He was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962).Radhakrishnan was knighted in 1931 but ceased to use the title "Sir" after India attained independence.  Among the many other honours he received were the Bharat Ratna (1954) and the Order of Merit (1963). His birthday is celebrated in India.