15 Interesting Facts About Jawaharlal Nehru: India’s First Prime Minister 

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When it comes to the most prominent people in India’s history, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru holds a special place on the list. Also known as Chacha Nehru, he was India’s first and longest serving Prime Minister, who is accredited with establishing the parliamentary form of government in India. Moreover, Jawaharlal Nehru was also a pioneer of India’s journey to independence. He served for 16 years as a leader of the country and thus, gained immense popularity, respect, and appreciation. Let’s learn some more facts about Jawaharlal Nehru.

Interesting Facts About Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

1. He was the first Prime Minister of Independent India. 

2. He was the president of the Indian National Congress in 1919 and 1928. 

3. Jawaharlal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad.

4. He wanted to be an esteemed advocate like his father and was enrolled at the Allahabad High Court. 

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5. Every year India celebrates the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru as Children’s Day on November 14. 

6. He was born to Pandit Motilal Nehru and Swarup Rani. 

7. Nehru was homeschooled till the age of 16 by private tutors and governors.

8. Nehru attended Trinity College in Cambridge in October 1907. He passed with an honours degree in natural sciences.

9. He studied law at Inner Temple Inn, London, and returned to India to practice law. 

10. Nehru also penned several books such as ‘The Discovery of India, The Glimpses of World History, and Letters from a Father to His Daughter.

11. Jawaharlal Nehru’s autobiography is known as Toward Freedom. 

12. Owing to his allegiance to the Non-Cooperation Movement, Nehru was imprisoned twice in his lifetime. 

13. In 1929, Jawaharlal Nehru was elected as the President of the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress. 

14. On October 31, 1940, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was arrested for his individual Satyagraha protest against India’s forced participation in war. 

15. Jawaharlal Nehru was nominated for the Nobel Prize 11 times between 1950 and 1955. 

Hope you enjoyed reading these facts about Jawaharlal Nehru. If you want to read more such interesting facts, you can visit our blog 18 Facts About B. R. Ambedkar- Architect of the Indian Constitution

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