As we celebrate Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday as children's day in India, we take a look at their family tree. Nehru who played a prominent role in the Indian independence day struggle was also the first Prime Minister of India. While many members of the Nehru-Gandhi family are popular, the family 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 the 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, she and her son Varun Gandhi are currently popular leaders of the BJP. 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. Sonia Gandhi who was the President of the Congress party handed over the position 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. 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.