The Fact News Service
Talking about the history of India, today is the 57th death anniversary of the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. He was born on 14, 1889 in Allahabad. After playing a leading role in the freedom struggle, history is replete with the achievements of Jawaharlal Nehru as the first Prime Minister of independent India. He was imprisoned nine times and had spent upto 3259 days in prison at the time of freedom struggle. Jawaharlal Nehru took time for writing during the busiest and most struggling days of political life and made the monotonous stay in jail creative. His compositions present him as a sensitive litterateur and a scholarly historian. In 1929, he became the president of Indian National Congress.
In his letters to daughter Indira Gandhi, compiled as ‘father’s letter’, one can see his concern for the nature and concern of developing a vision towards the interests of the country and the world can be seen. His book ‘Discovery of India’ set new paradigms of success and the ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ serial based on this, took it door-to-door. In his autobiography ‘An Autobiography’, he stated the story of his life in graceful words. In addition to these books, “Jawaharlal Nehru Smarak Nidhi” has published ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Vangmay’ in Hindi and English by collecting his lectures, articles and letters.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, remembering his great grand-father, posted a quote on twitter of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru; “Evil unchecked grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.” Rahul Gandhi also conferred floral tribute to Pandit Nehru at his memorial ‘Shanti Van’. Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru served the nation till his death on 27 May 1964, and remains India’s longest serving Prime Minister.