Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari, informally called Rajaji or C.R. was a lawyer, freedom fighter, politician, writer, statesman and leader of the Indian National Congress who served as the last Governor- General of India. He served as the Chief Minister of Madras Presidency. Governor of West Bengal, Minister for Home Affairs of the Indian Union and Chief Minister of Madras state. He was the founder of the Swatantra party. Rajaji vehemently opposed the usage of nuclear weapons and was a proponent of world peace and disarmament. He was also nick named the Mango of Salem. C.R. was the first awardee of India’s highest civilian award BHARATRATNA(1954).