Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru

Jawahar Lal Nehru was the First Prime Minister of India. A main figure in Indian politics before and after Independence. Here are some mind blowing facts about him. Let’s have a look over them.

Jawahar Lal Nehru was born on November 14 1889 in Allahabad, India. Motilal Nehru was his father and mother was Swaruprani Thussu.
  1. His parents were well known Kashmiri Brahmin. His father was a barrister and Swaruprani was his second wife.
  2.  Motilal Nehru his father has become President of the Indian National Congress twice in his life time.
  3. He was having two sisters named as Vijaya Lakshmi and Krishna Hutheesing. Jawahar was elder among them.
  4. Jawahar was tutored by his father at home and by Ferdinand T. Brooks till the age of 15.
  5. As a student he had interest in subjects like- science and theosophy.
  6. He completed his graduation in 1910 with a degree in natural science from Trinity College, Cambridge.
  7. He even studied Law in London after getting degree.
  8. In August 1912Jawahar Lal Nehru returned to India. He worked as an advocate in Allahabad High Court.
  9. Ghiyasuddin Ghazi was the last Kotwal of  Delhi and he was the Grandfather of Jawahar Lal Nehru.
  10. Jawahar Lal Nehru become the President of Indian National Congress in 1929. He played an important role in independence struggle.
  11. He married to Kamala Kaul on 7 February 1916 at the age of 26 whereas she was just 16 years old.
  12. But just after 20 years on 28 February 1936, Kamala Kaul died  from tuberculosis in Lausanne, Switzerland.
  13. Jawahar Lal Nehru was a chain smoker. He loved smoking, one of his favorite cigarette was 555 Cigarette.
  14. Jawahar Lal Nehru was the first Indian who got mentioned on the cover page of magazine named PLAYBOY.
  15. Jawahar is an Arabic word which means “Jewel” due to which he is believed to be an Muslim.
  16. The most no. of government building and stadiums are named after Jawahar Lal Nehru but not a single memorial in his birth town.
  17. Jawahar Lal Nehru wrote his autobiography when he was in prison in 1935 titled as “Towards Freedom”.
  18. He never got the Noble Prize for Peace. Even being the First Prime Minister of India.
  19. He was the inventor of the trend of wearing Nehru Jacket.
  20. He is commonly known as Chacha Nehru and Pandit Nehru.
  21. He was a lover of Edwina Mountbatten a British girl. He was in platonic relationships with her.
  22. Jawahar Lal Nehru was the First Prime Minister of India and the longest reigning prime minister for 17 years from 15 August 1947 to 27 May 1964 till his death.
  23. At the age of 74, he died on 27 May 1964 due to Heart attack.
  24. But it is believed that the cause of his death was syphilis not the heart attack.

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