Monday, May 28, 2012

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru: A National Leader

Jawaharlal Nehru was born November 14 (Children’s Day since 1957), 1889 in Kashmir. He was the son of Motilal Nehru and Swarup Rani. He studied in England at Harrow, Cambridge and Inner Temple. He also qualified for Bar. Then he married to Kamala Kaul in 1916.

After then he drawn into freedom movement and joined Indian National Congress in 1919 and attracted to Mahatma Gandhi. He was also imprisoned several times. He was elected Congress President for three times in 1930, 1936 and 1937 and designated Gandhi ji’s successor.

His daughter was Indira Gandhi; grandsons were Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi. He was elected as a Prime Minister of undivided India at 1946 against partition. He was also the 1st Prime Minister of Independent India. After 1947, he identified with economic planning, heavy industry, mixed economy, parliamentary democracy internally, non-aligned movement externally. He was devastated by Indo-China War in 1962.
Pt. Nehru was also famous in children. That’s why Children Day is celebrated in India on his birthday. He was also awarded for Bharat Ratna in 1955. He had written many books as Towards Freedom, The Discovery of India, Letters from a Father to a Daughter, Glimpses of World’s History. He was died with Heart attack May 27, 1964 at the age of 74.

A Portrait made by me...
123rd death anniversary on 27th June


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