Born: 14 November 1889
Died:27 May 1964
- He was a freedom fighter, the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence.
- He emerged as an eminent leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and served India as Prime Minister from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964.
- He is considered to be the architect of the modern Indian nation-state: a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic.
- He was also known as Pandit Nehru due to his roots with the Kashmiri Panditcommunity while Indian children knew him as Chacha Nehru.
- In 1955, Nehru was awarded Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
- President Rajendra Prasad awarded him the honour without taking advice from the Prime Minister as would be the normal constitutional procedure.
- He was a prolific writer in English and wrote a number of books, such as The Discovery of India, Glimpses of World History, and his autobiography Toward Freedom.
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