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First Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary

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Today the nation is remembering first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru.

  • About Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

  • He was born on 14th November 1889 at Allahabad, United Provinces, his father was Motilal Nehru and his mother was Swaruprani Thussu.

  • He moved to England at the age of 15 to study at Harrow School.

  • He then studied natural science from the University of Cambridge.

  • Nehru studied law and started his practice at the Allahabad High Court in 1912.

  • When he met Mahatma Gandhi for the first time in 1916, he was very impressed by his teachings.

  • He became the Indian National Congress’s General Secretary in 1923.

  • He was the party president when Purna Swaraj was first announced at the Lahore session in 1929.

  • He was a prominent face of the independence movement after Gandhi. He was jailed on several occasions.

  • He headed the interim government in 1946.

  • After the country got independence, he successfully integrated the country with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and his associate VK Krishna Menon.

  • He initiated many projects for the development of the country like establishment of IITs, Defence academies etc.

  • He was the first prime minister of India (1947–64). 

  • He is the longest-serving prime minister of the country, having held this position for 17 years.

  • He passed away on May 27, 1964.

  • His birth anniversary is celebrated as Children's Day in the country.

  • Some of Nehru's Works

  • The Discovery of India

  • Letters from a Father to His Daughter

  • Glimpses of World History

  • Toward Freedom (Autobiography)

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