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Jawaharlal Nehru

November 14, 2011

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal NehruONE of the most dynamic figures in India’s freedom struggle, Jawaharlal Nehru was the first (and till date the longest-serving) Prime Minister of India, from 1947-1964.

Affectionately addressed as ‘Panditji’, Nehru was born in Allahabad, on November 14, 1889. After he completed MA from Cambridge University (England), he studied law at the Inner Temple in London. Although a follower of Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru blended western scientific thinking with eastern philosophical values, which helped India achieve independence. His honest, tactful and courageous nature gave India a direction to grow. Pandit Nehru is fondly called as ‘Chacha Nehru’ by kids; his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day in India in honor of his love for children. Pandit Nehru was so fond of roses that he always wore one after a child pinned it on his jacket. His letters, poetry and works such as Glimpses of World History and Discovery of India, have immortalized him.

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