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On 28th February, the birth anniversary of which among the following Prime Minister was observed in India?
1. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
2. Morarji Desai
3. Indira Gandhi
4. P.V Narsimha Rao
5. All of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Morarji Desai

The correct answer is Morarji Desai.

  • On 28 February 2021, India celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of Morarji Desai.
  • Morarji Desai was born on 29 February 1896, in Bhadeli village, now in the Bulsar district of Gujarat. 
  • His father was a school teacher and a strict disciplinarian.
  • He was educated at St. Busar High School and passed his matriculation examination. 
  • After graduating from the Wilson Civil Service of the then Bombay Province in 1918, he served as a Deputy Collector for twelve years.
  • Desai was imprisoned thrice during the freedom struggle. He became a Member of the All India Congress Committee in 1931 and was Secretary of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee until 1937.
  • Morarji Desai served between 1977 and 1979 as the 4th Prime Minister of India and led the government formed by the Janata Party.

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