Top 10 Unknown Facts of Jawaharlal Nehru

JawaharLal Nehru was born on 14th November 1889 which is celebrated as Children day because his love for children. He is not Only our First Prime Minister but also a Good Leader.  On Chacha Nehru’s birthday we are focusing Top 10 Unknown facts of Jawaharlal Nehru.

10. Grandfather – Last Kotwal of Delhi

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Many Few people knows that Grandfather of Jawaharlal Nehru was last Kotwal of Delhi. His Grandfather Gangadhur Pandit joined as kotwal before 1857 war and later he moved to Agra with family in his last time in year 1861.

9. Wrote Autobiography in Prison

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As we know most freedom fighters are habitual of writing during Prison and Nehru also wrote his autobiography in Prison in 1935. The Book written by him titled “Toward Freedom” was Published in year 1936 in USA.

8. Invented Nehru Jacket

Jawaharlal Nehru

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The fashion of current Politician for Nehru Jacket was invented by Jawahrlal Nehru which idea was taken from western world. Before Independence most politician only wear white dress but Nehru was first politician who changed the trend. We can see rose buds in his jacket in clicked photographs of him.

7. Nominated for Noble Prize

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As we know that He is the First Prime minister of India. You will shock to know that He never got noble Prize for Peace. Like Gandhi he was very popular and he was nominated 11 times for Noble Prize mostly for Peace during 1950-1955 but He never able to got a Single Prize from Nobel.

6. Chain Smoker

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He was very fond of smoking. We can see many Pictures of Nehru Smoking Cigarette. His favorite brand was 555 Cigarette. One time he was at visit of Bhopal and he forget to bring cigarettes with him & also didn’t get this brand in Bhopal Market. Then he send a Airjet to bring his brand from Bhopal to Indore. The Plane returned after sending some packets at airport.

5. True Pundit Having Knowledge of India

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He had very deep knowledge of India which we can see in his Book “Discovery of India”.He Belongs to a Kashmiri Pundit family having true sense of Pundit. There is a show named “Bharat Ek Khoj” was made on his Book which shows Indian history from prehistoric period to India independence.

4. Relationship with Edwina

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Many Few people knows that he fell in love with British girl Edwina Mountbatten. We can see many photographs of Nehru and Edwina together on internet. There are many letters found of Nehru wrote to Edwina which tells relationship between them.

3. Main Cause of Partition of India

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Many few people know that main Cause of Partition of India was Nehru. It is said that during India independence Muhammad Ali Jinnah want to became Prime Minister but Nehru refuse to left the seat for prime minister. Due to this Jinnah announced a new country for Muslim if not able to became prime minister and thus Pakistan Born.

2. Connection with Muslim Leaders

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He has connections with some powerful Muslim leaders as the Leader of Congress in 1937 was Sheikh Abdullah. From Starting to his political journey most of Muslim Leaders helped him.

1. 1.5 Million People Gather to Watch Nehru Cremation

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Nehru died because of a Massive heart attack on 27th May 1964. Around 1.5 million people gathered to watch his cremation. This was second time huge gathering after Gandhi Funeral .

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