Jawaharlal Nehru doesn’t need any introduction. He is well known as an influential leader in the Indian independence movement and was the political heir of Mahatma Gandhi. He became the first prime minister of Independent India in 1947 and held the Prime Ministerial office three times. He is known as a visionary who laid the foundation of free India. He successfully established various economic, social and educational reforms that are even today admired by millions of India. Under his leadership, the Congress dominated national and state-level politics and won consecutive elections in 1951, 1957, and 1962. In India, his birthday is celebrated as Bal Diwas (Children’s Day).
On Jawaharlal Nehru’s 55th death anniversary, here’s a look at 10 pictures of chacha Nehru from FPJ archives.
Nehru with his mother and father – 1894
School cadet – 1905
With Subhash Chandra Bose – 1937
Nehru with wife Kamala and daughter Indira Gandhi – 1918
Nehru with Indira and Krishna Menon – 1938
Nehru with Mahatma Gandhi – 1942
Nehru voting for Independence – 1947
Nehru with Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
Nehru with colleagues on the first interim government – 1946
Nehru behind the bars with brother-in-law Ranjit Pandit