Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the 1st Prime Minister of India and the most prominent figure in India’s freedom movement. He is also considered as one of the most prominent figures in creating modern India. He was also known as Pandit Nehru among the politicians, common people and among the foreign dignities.
Facts About Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru: 10 Interesting, Lesser Known, and Mind Blowing Facts
1. 1st Prime Minister of India
Did you know? Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister of India from 15 August 1947 to 27 May 1964. He was prominent figure in creating modern India and it’s foreign policy.
2. Handled Other Portfolios Too
It is one of the lesser known facts about Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He briefly worked as the Minister of Defence from 10 February 1953 to 10 January 1955, 30 January 1957 to 17 April 1957 and 1 October 1962 to 14 November 1962. As the Minister of Finance, he handled the portfolio from 24 July 1956 to 30 August 1956 and 13 February 1958 to 13 March 1958. Besides this, he also worked as the Minister of External Affairs from 15 August 1947 to 27 May 1964.
3. Prominent and Popular Family Members
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s family is a popular family, widely affiliated with the politics of India. His daughter, Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India. Later on, Rajiv Gandhi, the son of Indira Gandhi, became the Prime Minister of India. Vijaya Lakshmi was the first female President of the United Nations General Assembly.
4. Studied At World Famous Colleges
Did you know? It is one of the lesser known facts about Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru that, he studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, United Kingdom. He studied at Inns of Court School of Law, United Kingdom too.
5. Supported Home Rule League
The Home Rule League was founded by Annie Beasant in 1916. He was an ardent supporter of Home Rule League and joined the league as a member. It was a major turning point for the freedom movement against the British rule in India.
6. National Limelight in 1920
Pandit Nehru or Jawaharlal Nehru came to national level limelight in India for his involvement in non co-operation against the British government in 1920. He was also jailed for his involvement in this movement.
7. Friendship Split with Subhash Chandra Bose
Due to difference in thinking, Pandit Nehru split his friendship with Subhash Chandra Bose for taking help from the fascist forces of Mussolini and Hitler.
8. Famous Books written by Jawaharlal Nehru
Pandit Nehru was a great writer and author. He authored several books, some of them are, 1. The Discovery of India 2. Letter of a Father to his Daughter 3. Glimpses of World History and 4. Toward Freedom (his autobiography)
9. Famous Speech
He became the first Prime Minister of India and took the charge of office on August 15, 1947 and gave the famous speech “Tryst with Destiny”. It is one of the most popular speeches given by any politicians in India.
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10. The Cause of Death Never Disclosed
The first Prime Minister of India Pandit Nehru was died on May 27, 1964. The reason of his death was never disclosed but it was considered that he was died due to heart attack.
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Article Title: Facts About Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru: 10 Interesting, Lesser Known, and Mind Blowing Facts
Article first published on March 7, 2017.