Both as a freedom fighter and as India's prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was in the public limelight al his life. Still the general public is unaware of many aspects of his personality and life. Following are some facts and information on Jawaharlal Nehru:
The Nehru- Gandhi Dynasty
Jawaharlal Nehru was the patriarch of the Nehru-Gandhi family, which is
often called the First Family of Indian politics. Over the years, the
term Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has been more frequently used, given that
three members of this family have become Prime Minister of India. Apart
from Nehru, the other two are Nehru's daughter Indira Gandhi and
Indira's son Rajeev Gandhi. After Rajeev's assassination, his wife Sonia
Gandhi has been chosen the President of the Congress Party.
Children's Day/Chacha Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru was well-known for his love for children and he took
many steps to ensure educational development of Indian children. Nehru's
birthday, November 14, is celebrated in India as Children's Day.
Children addressed him as Chacha Nehru which means Uncle Nehru.
The Discovery of India
'The Discovery of India' was a manifestation of Nehru's wisdom and
literary genius. Widely regarded a classic among books by Indian
authors, Discovery of India chronicles the growth of the Indian nation
from the days of Indus Valley Civilization to the British Raj. Nehru
wrote this book during his incarceration from 1942-1946 after the Quit
The ubiquitous Nehru Jacket is named after Jawaharlal Nehru who took to
wearing this attire after shunning his Western wardrobe. Barring the
distinctive stand-up collar, the Nehru Jacket is similar to the
waistcoats or suit jackets. It is the preferred formal wear for many