C Rajagopalachari (Awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954)
C Rajagopalachari was the Governor General of Independent India from 1948 to 1950. He was the first and last Indian to hold this post. He was the Chief Minister of the Madras Presidency from 1937 to 1939 during the British rule. In independent India, he served as the Chief Minister of the Madras State from 1952 to 1954. He also founded the Swatantra Party.