Things You Should Know about Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru

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Things You Should Know about Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889 in Allahabad in British India. 

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Things You Should Know about Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru

He was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in 20th century politics. He was the Prime Minister of independent India from 1947 until his death in 1964. He is remembered for his idealism and statesmanship.

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Things You Should Know about Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru

He was the only son of Motilal Nehru and Swarup Rani. Nehru graduated in 1910 from Trinity College, Cambridge, with an Honours Degree in Natural Science. Later, he studied law from Inns of Court School of Law (Inner Temple).

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Things You Should Know about Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru returned to India in 1912 and worked as a barrister in Allahabad. He met Mahatma Gandhi in 1916 who had a great influence on him. By 1919, he was closely associated with the Congress. By 1921, he had become one of the prominent leaders of the Congress. Nehru married Kamala Kaul in 1916.

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Jawaharlal Nehru was a prolific and talented writer in English. He wrote a number of books like 'The Discovery of India', 'Glimpses of World History' and his autobiography, 'Towards Freedom'.

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Things You Should Know about Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1955.

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Things You Should Know about Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru loved children and was fondly called Chacha Nehru. He considered children to be the future of the country and worked towards their development. His birthday, 14 November is observed as Children's Day. Nehru also initiated measures to guarantee free and compulsory primary education to all of India's children.

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Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhash Bose worked closely together to develop good relations with governments of free countries all over the world. 

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Nehru was one of the first nationalist leaders to bring forth the sufferings of the people in the states ruled by Indian Princes. He decided to end the sufferings of Princely states and said that independent India would not accept the Divine Right of Kings and any princely state which refused to join the Constituent Assembly would be treated as an enemy state. The movement begun by Nehru was ended by his daughter Indira Gandhi.

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Nehru's life was constantly under threat; there were four known assassination attempts on Jawaharlal Nehru. Despite these threats, Nehru hated too much security around him.

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Things You Should Know about Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru breathed his last on 27 May 1964. He suffered from deteriorating health, and a stroke and heart attack took his life away. 

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