Chakravarti Rajagopalachari was the first Indian to occupy the position of the Governor-General of India in 1948 and the last person to hold the position until India became a Republic in 1950. Rajagopalachari remained in political life as a Minister of Home affairs in New Delhi in 1951 and the Chief Minister of the State of Madras from 1952-54. He was a powerful orator and writer in both Tamil and English, and among his lasting legacies are his translations of the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Indian Nationalist Leader. Closely associated with Gandhi (from 1918); served on Working Committee of Indian National Congress (1922-42); Chief Minister of Madras (1937-39, 1952-54); Governor General of India (1948-50); founder of conservative ‘Swatantra’ (Freedom Party, 1959).

It is no exaggeration to call Sri Ramakrishna’s teachings an Upanishad. A sage like the rsis of old was born in our age. This was Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.... Learned men with a command of language can and do write excellent essays and discourses. But this writings lack true life. Sri Ramakrishna was a mahatma who saw God in his heart and in all things in the world outside. He saw Him in all things with the same certainty and strength of feeling with which we see each other.... There is a peculiar power in the words of those who lead a godly life. They have a force which the exhortations of merely learned and intellectual men do not have. When a maharsi talks, it is his whole life that speaks through him, not mere intellect.12