Lesser Known Facts About India's First Prime Minister: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Born to Motilal Nehru, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was the First Prime Minister of India. He played a vital role in India’s independence.

Nehru's unforgettable speech on Independence eve, 'Tryst With Destiny', is considered one of the greatest speeches in Indian history. He officially became the first Prime Minister of India on August 15, 1947.

He worked relentlessly for the development of the country. Let us have a look at lesser-known facts about Chacha Nehru on his death anniversary.

Lesser-Known Facts About Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

  • Chacha Nehru was home-schooled till he turned 15. His father Motilal Nehru ensured that he received quality education from knowledgeable tutors.
  • Further, he completed his graduation with an honors degree in Natural Science from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1910.

  • During his struggle for India’s independence, Pandit Nehru was imprisoned almost 9 times. According to reports, he spent 3,259 days in prison, adding up to almost 9 years of his life in jail. 

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  • It is said that as many as 4 attempts were made by attackers to assassinate Pandit Nehru. The first attempt to kill him was made at the time of the partition of India and the other three attacks were made in 1955, 1956, and 1961. 

  • He achieved 11 nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize from 1955 to 1960 for promoting peace in the country.

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  • After the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru said, “The Light is Out.”