Role of Rajagopalachari in the Freedom Movement
Rajagopalachari was born to Chakravarti Venkataryan, munsiff of Thorapalli Village and Singaramma on 10
December 1878 into a devout Iyengar family of Thorapalli in the Madras Prsidency. The couple already had two
sons, Narasimhachari and Srinivasa.
A weak and sickly child, Rajagopalachari was a constant worry to his parents who feared that he might not
live long. As a young child, he was admitted to a village school in Thorapalli then at the age of five moved with his
family to Hosur where Rajagopalachari enrolled at Hosur R.V.Government Boys Hr sec School. He passed his
matriculation examinations in 1891 and graduated in arts from Central College, Bangalore in 1894.
Rajagopalachari also studied law at the Presidency College, Madras, from where he graduated in 1897.
Conference Name: UGC Sponsored National Level Workshop on Impact of National Movement in the Intellectual History of Madras Presidency
Conference Date: 30, January 2015
Paper ID: inmihmd06