40 Interesting and Mind-Blowing Facts About Jawahar Lal Nehru
We will be discussed Interesting Facts About Jawahar Lal Nehru in this article. He was the first Prime Minister of India and played a central role in India’s independence movement and remained the Prime Minister of India for 16 years. He loved children very much. The children used to call him “Chacha Nehru” affectionately.
All Indians celebrate his birthday as “Children’s Day”. Mahatma Gandhi accepted Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as his successor. Nehru established a strong democratic secular country.
Under his leadership, the Congress Party emerged as the largest political party in the country. He was the supreme leader of the Congress party. He is also called by the name of Pandit Nehru due to his association with the Kashmiri Pandit community.
FACT#1. Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November every year on Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday.
FACT#2. Nehru had studied in English school since childhood, he had to speak Hindi in the villages.
FACT#3. He used to go to London to wash Nehru’s clothes.
FACT#4. There is also a university named after Jawaharlal Nehru which we know as JNU.
FACT#5. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first person to wave the tricolor at the Red Fort.
FACT#6. It is said that Chandrasekhar Azad borrowed Rs 1200 from Jawaharlal Nehru to go to Russia.
FACT#7. Jawaharlal Nehru had spied the family of Subhash Chandra Bose for 20 years.
FACT#8. Jawaharlal Nehru had prepared Article 370 of Kashmir keeping Sardar Patel in the dark.
FACT#9. In February 1950, the gates had made with green vegetables and carrot-radish to welcome Jawaharlal Nehru in Pilani (Rajasthan) but Nehru had distributed all these vegetables to villagers.
FACT#10. Jawaharlal Nehru was once going to London. His hairdresser said that I do not have a watch, so I often lie down. So Nehru brought him a good watch from London.
FACT#11. When the proposal about cow slaughter was proposed in Parliament, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru said that if the proposal of cow slaughter passes, I will resign from my post.
FACT#12. JRD Tata created the beauty product Lakme not for women but at the behest of Jawaharlal Nehru.
FACT#13. Nehru had a habit of smoking 555 brands of cigarettes after eating. Once Nehru Ji went to Bhopal and his cigarettes ran out, these cigarettes were not found in Bhopal, so cigarettes were brought from Indore in a special plane.
FACT#14. On the appeal of Mahatma Gandhi, when the entire country was boycotting foreign goods, then Nehru also had to throw away his best coat. Only then did he start wearing Khadi jacket.
FACT#15. Jawaharlal Nehru has been nominated for Nobel Prize 11 times. Many times he has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace. But even once he has not received the award.
FACT#16. Jawaharlal Nehru was attacked four times, the first time he was attacked during partition in 1947. Then they were on the India-Pakistan border. This was followed by a knife attack in Maharashtra in 1955. In 1956, an attempt to bomb the railway track was also thwarted.
FACT#17. Jawaharlal Nehru died on 27 May 1964 from a heart attack. 1.5 million people attended his funeral.
FACT#18. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889 in Allahabad (British India).
FACT# 19. His father’s name was Motilal Nehru who belonged to the Kashmiri Pandit community. He was a rich barrister (advocate) by profession.
FACT#20. Uncle Nehru loved children very much. Therefore, his birthday is celebrated on 14 November as “Children’s Day”.
FACT#21. He was the first person to hoist the tricolor from the Red Fort in Delhi.
FACT#22. Pandit Nehru passed his graduation exam from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1910.
FACT#23. Jawaharlal Nehru was married to Kamla Nehru in 1916. 1 year later, daughter Indira was born, who later became the first woman Prime Minister of the country.
FACT#24. Children’s day started in 1925 AD. It was recognized all over the world in 1953 and was celebrated as Children’s Day on 20 November but after 1964 Children’s Day started being celebrated on 14 November.
FACT#25. Pandit Nehru wanted to establish peace in the world. They are also called “peace messengers”.
FACT#26. He wrote a book called “Discovery of India” which is very popular and popular.
FACT#27. Jawaharlal Nehru was awarded India’s highest honor “Bharat Ratna” in 1955 for his services to the country. Pandit Nehru died on 27 May 1964 from a heart attack. More than 1.5 million people attended his funeral.
FACT#28. In 1912, he attended the Bankipur Conference as a delegate and in 1919 became the secretary of the Home Rule League of Allahabad.
FACT#29. In 1916, he met Mahatma Gandhi for the first time with whom he greatly inspired. He organized the first Kisan March in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh in 1920.
FACT#30. Jawaharlal Nehru married Kamla Nehru in 1916. A year after marriage, Indira Priyadarshini was born, who later became the first woman Prime Minister of the country.
FACT#31. Pandit Nehru became the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee in September 1923. He visited Italy, Switzerland, England, Belgium, Germany, and Russia in 1926. In Belgium, he participated in the Deen Countries Conference in Brussels as an official representative of the Indian National Congress.
FACT#32. Nehru participated in the tenth-anniversary celebration of the October Socialist Revolution in Moscow in 1927. Earlier in 1926, Nehru had an important role to play in the Madras Congress to commit Congress to the goal of independence.
FACT#33. It was only in 1928 that Nehru founded the ‘Indian Independence League’ and became its general secretary. The original purpose of this league was to completely separate India from the British Empire.
FACT#34. It was only in 1928 that Nehru founded the ‘Indian Independence League’ and became its general secretary. The original purpose of this league was to completely separate India from the British Empire.
FACT#35. In 1929, Pandit Nehru had elected president of the Lahore session of the Indian National Conference, whose main goal was to achieve complete independence for the country.
FACT#36. Nehru had to go to jail several times during 1930-35 due to “Namak Satyagraha” and other Congress movements. He completed the writing of his ‘Autobiography’ on 14 February 1935 in Almora Jail. After his release, he went to Switzerland to see his ailing wife and he visited London in February-March 1936. He also visited Spain in July 1938 when the civil war was going on there. He also visited China shortly before the start of World War II.
FACT#37.Pandit Nehru protested against forcing India to participate in the war, carrying out a personal satyagraha, which led to his arrest on 31 October 1940. He was released from prison in December 1941 along with other leaders.
FACT#38. In the All India Congress Committee meeting held in Mumbai on 7 August 1942, Pandit Nehru set the goal of implementing the historic resolution ‘Quit India’, and on 8 August 1942, he had arrested along with other leaders and taken to Ahmednagar Fort. This was the last time he had to go to jail and this time he had to spend time in jail for the longest time. Nehru went to jail nine times in his entire life. After his release in January 1945, he legally defended INA officials and individuals facing charges of treason.
FACT#39. It said that Jawaharlal Nehru’s mind was very sharp, he soon started to understand the affairs of the country and the world. After this, he gave ideas to the people of the country, people had very impressed by it and thousands of people used to join them.
FACT#40. It was Jawaharlal Nehru who established the country’s largest steel plants like Bhilai, Rourkela, and Bokaro. Not only this, many big educational institutions like IISc and IITs were also established.