Jawahar Lal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India after our country achieved Independence from the British Raj. He was the son of Pt. Moti Lal Nehru and Swaruprani Nehru, born to them on 14th November, 1889. Their hometown was Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. He was the father of Indira Gandhi.
- He was the very first Prime Minister of the Republic of India.
- He was also called Chacha Nehru by children and Children’s Day is celebrated on his birth anniversary.
- Jawaharlal Nehru received home schooling, that is, he never went to an outside school, though in 1912, he went to Cambridge University, England, for his higher education.
- Later in life, he was close to several top Indian national movement leaders like Gandhi, Gokhale, Dr. C.R. Das and more.
- In 1920 Nehru officially joined Gandhiji’s Non-co-operation Movement and in 1942 the Quit India Movement.
- Jawaharlal Nehru was also a part of the Civil Disobedience Movement.
- Nehru wrote several books, namely “The Discovery of India”, “Glimpses of World History” and his own “Autobiography”.
Nehru remains a cult figure in the history of Indian politics. Nehru passed away on 27th May, 1964.