Jawaharlal Nehru

May 8, 2022

Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14th November 1889 to a family of Kashmiri Brahmins origin. His family was well known for their administrative prowess and good education. He was the eldest son in a family of four and had two sisters and one brother. His father’s name was Motilal Nehru, a renowned lawyer and leader of the Indian independence movement.

Jawaharlal received his early education at home from English and Indian tutors until he was 16. He was then taken to England to study further. He first went to Harrow School and then Trinity College in Cambridge, where he attained an honors degree in natural science. Following in his father’s footsteps, Nehru studied Law at the Inner Temple in India. After this, he returned home in 1912 and began practicing the law career for several years. When it was time to settle down, he got married to Kamala Kaul in 1917. They were blessed with one child, Indira Priyadarshini.

Nehru’s political journey began when he joined the Indian National Congress (INC) in 1919. Through his leadership, he helped India gain its independence from England. Over time, he developed a very close relationship with an equally famous personality, Mahatma Gandhi, an INC leader. 

In 1947, Nehru received historic recognition when he was elected as India’s first Prime Minister. He’d carry this role concurrently with that of being the Minister of Foreign Affairs. During his reign, India’s economy witnessed great growth. He stayed in leadership till the time of his demise on 27th May 1964.

Nehru is fondly remembered for fighting hard for India’s independence and for supporting the struggle against apartheid.

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