As we observe Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's death anniversary today, May 27, we take a look at his family tree. Nehru who played a prominent role in India's independence struggle was also the first Prime Minister of the country. While many members of the Nehru-Gandhi family are popular, it also includes people who did not prefer to be in the limelight. The Gandhi surname entered the Nehru family after Indira Gandhi married Feroze Gandhi. Indira had two sons, Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi. Three members of India's most famous political family have served as the Prime Minister of India: Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter Indira Gandhi and grandson Rajiv Gandhi.
Sanjiv Gandhi who served as Member of Parliament married Maneka Gandhi who later along with her son Varun Gandhi joined BJP, an arch-rival of the Congress. Rajiv Gandhi married Edvige Antonia Albina Màino, who changed her name to Sonia Gandhi and settled in India. The couple had a daughter, Priyanka Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi. Priyanka is married to businessman Robert Vadra. While she has not yet contested elections, Priyanka campaigns for mother Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul Gandhi's constituencies. After Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, Sonia took over reins of Congres party and presided for 19 years. She handed over the leadership to Rahul Gandhi in 2018. Independence Day India 2018: Leaders Who Shaped The Nation.
Here are popular members of the Nehru-Gandhi family:
Nehru Gandhi Family Tree (Photo Credits: File Photo)
Here are all the members of the Nehru-Gandhi family:
Nehru Gandhi Family Tree (Photo Credits: nehruportal.nic.in)
Born on November 14 1889, Jawaharlal Nehru was known as one of the finest leaders of independent India. He died on May 27, 1964 following a cardiac arrest. His contribution to the country reviving from post-British rule was significant. Nehru, a freedom fighter, was a champion of secular and democratic principles. His birthday, is celebrated as Children's Day in India for his love for children. On his 129th birth anniversary, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and many others paid tributes to the leader.