Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born in Tirutani on September 5, 1888 into a poor brahmin family. His father Sarvepalli Veeraswami was employed on a meagre salary in the zamindari. His mother’s name was Sitamma. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a famous teacher and his birthday is celebrated on 5th September every year as a Teacher’s Day in India. After completion of his graduation Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, accepted an Assistant Lectureship at the Madras Presidency College in 1909.Radhakrishnan was elected first Vice President of India in 1952. He was honored with the Bharat Ratna in 1954. After serving Vice President, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was elected President of India in 1962.