Jawaharlal Nehru is an Indian Politician and the first Prime Minister of India. He played a major role in getting India it’s freedom from British. He joined the INC ( Indian National Congress) in 1912. And later in 1947 became the PM. He held his post as a PM till 1964 after which it was pass on to his daughter.
Jawahar Lal Nehru is known by the name Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. He was born on 14 November 1989. Also he was the Prime Minister to establish parliamentary government and became noted for his neutralist (nonaligned) policies in foreign affairs. And he was also one of the principal leaders of India’s independence movement in the 1930s and ’40s. Nehru was born in a Kashmiri Brahmin family. The family later move to Delhi in the 18th century. He was the son of one of prominent associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Motilal Nehru. Until the age of 16, Nehru was educated at home by a series of English governesses and tutors.
Only one of those—a part-Irish, part-Belgian theosophist, Ferdinand Brooks—appears to have made any impression on him. Jawaharlal also had a venerable Indian tutor who taught him Hindi and Sanskrit. Later in 1905 he went to Harrow, a leading where he studied for two years. He than went to trinity and stayed outside India for a long time time. Than he return to India and after four years he married Kamala Kaul, who also came from a Kashmiri family that had settled in Delhi.
|Father||Motilal Nehru (Freedom Fighter )|
|Sister||Vijaya Lakshimi Pandit (First Female President Of The United State Assembly)|
|Children||Daughter – Indira Gandhi|
When he first return to India he tried to settle as an lawyer. Unlike his father but little did he knew he was not meant for it. His autobiography discloses that he had a keen interest in Indian Politics at the time when he was in abroad. His letters to his father over the same period reveal their common interest in India’s freedom. But not until father and son met Mahatma Gandhi and were persuaded to follow in his political footsteps did either of them develop any definite ideas on how freedom was to be attained. The quality in Gandhi that impressed the two Nehru’s was his insistence on action. Jawahar Lal Nehru met Gandhi for the first time at the annual meeting of Indian National Congress in 1916.
Lesser Known Facts
- He did like to drink and smoke
- Nehru was born in a wealthy family ,and grew up in a privileged environment.
- His father made him take tuition at home by tutors and private governess
- Jawahar lal was very much influenced by the subject Science and theosophy
- He also started developing interest in Buddhist and Hindu Scriptures.