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Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru
 जवाहरलाल नेहरू
Jawaharlal Nehru (Hindi: जवाहरलाल नेहरू), (14 November 1889 27 May 1964).

Chacha Nehru, as he was popularly known, was the first Prime Minister of India. His love for children's gave him name Chacha (paternal uncle). Born to Motilal Nehru, an early congressman and once a president of the Indian National Congress, Nehru was destined to lead India. His education, charm, scholarship, and vision is rarely equaled in modern political history of the world.

The son of the wealthy Indian barrister and politician Motilal Nehru, Nehru became a
leader of the left-wing of the Indian National Congress at a remarkably young age. Rising
to Congress President under the mentorship of Mahatma Gandhi.

Serving as Congress President, Nehru raised the flag of independent India in New Delhi on 15 August 1947, and served as Prime Minister. His daughter Indira and grandson Rajiv would both also serve as Prime Minister and President of the Indian National Congress, as would Rajiv's wife Sonia. His long tenure was instrumental in shaping the traditions and structures of independent India

Born            14 November 1889(1889-11-14), Allahabad, United Provinces, India
Died            27 May 1964 (aged 74), New Delhi, India
Nationality   Indian
Spouse        Kamala Nehru
Children      Indira Gandhi
Profession   Barrister
Religion      Agnostic or atheist


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