The ” Untouchable” Who Went On To Become The President Of India

July 25, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Posted in celebrities, Lifescape, wldlife trade | Leave a comment
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                                          K. R. Narayanan
K. R. Narayanan
Even though K. R. Narayanan was an
Untouchable in his
country, he managed to rise to the highest ranks in India’s government. A Dalit — someone from the poorest and least
educated group in India — Narayanan was determined to get an education; he
walked miles to school each day, often listening to lessons while standing
outside the classroom because he hadn’t paid the tuition fees. His brother
borrowed schoolbooks and copied them for Narayanan, helping him to eventually
graduate with a degree in English literature from the University of Travancore. On this date in 1997,
Narayanan became the first Dalit president of India.

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