Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s death anniversary today, PM Modi pays tributes

Pandit Nehru remains the longest-serving prime minister of India as he remained in power for 17 years from August 15, 1947 until his death on May 27, 1964.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:May 27, 2017 9:49 am
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, on his 53rd death anniversary on Saturday. Modi tweeted, “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary”.

Born on November 14, 1889 in Allahabad, Pandit Nehru played a vital role in the freedom struggle of the nation. He joined the Indian National Congress in the year 1919 and was part of the independence movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi.

Pandit Nehru who became the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee in September 1923, was one of the signatories to the Nehru Report which demanded dominion status for India which meant the Indians would partially govern themselves. The Nehru report was  proposed at the All-Party Conference in 1928, chaired by Pandit Nehru’s father Motilal Nehru after whom the report was named.

Jawaharlal Nehru later went on to become the president of the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress which demanded that the moderate idea of dominion status be replaced by a demand for Poorna Swaraj or complete independence. He was also part of the independence movements called by Mahatma Gandhi and was jailed several times during 1930-35.

The day he was born, November 14, is celebrated as Children’s Day as his love for children was immense and popularly known. On August 15, 1947, when India got its independence from the colonial rule of the British empire, Pandit Nehru was sworn in as the first Prime Minister of the country. He served as the Prime Minister of independent India until his death on May 27, 1964. Remaining in power for 17 years, he is till date the longest-serving prime minister.

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    uday shankar pandey
    May 27, 2017 at 3:52 pm
    UN offered permanant seat in security council but NEHRU refused - and took india 100 year back made india a slave and vassal state to western powers now OROP - china offered membership to india - but FEKU refused and took india 200 years back and made india slave to p-a-k and china russia - BRICS nations - shame on nehru feku
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      sohail
      May 27, 2017 at 3:28 pm
      play boy casanova
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        RTG
        May 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm
        history tells he bla-ck ma-iled gaa-nd-hi to make him first PM otherwise 90 percent ministers voted for VALLABHBAHI PATEL but as he was brahmin and he coerced ga-nd-hi and told he will destroy indepndence of india so hi suc bed to this guy
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          ASHOK KUMAR
          May 27, 2017 at 2:52 pm
          Modi paid tributes to a man, who destro India. What a double game , Modi is playing with 125 crore Indians.
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            Uday Yadav
            May 27, 2017 at 2:40 pm
            India's greatest historical curse - the source of India's biggest problems, this Edwina trapped delusional Pappu.
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              cool
              May 27, 2017 at 3:08 pm
              weather he had fun fair with edwina - history tells mountbatten was g-a-y
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              Ashutosh Shukla
              May 27, 2017 at 2:40 pm
              We are a country have our goals and targets ste out for us. There is little point in delving in the past especially when our past tells us story of only greed -self promotion and money. These may have done good or bad- they are all dead and gone. We the people of India need to make thing better form where they left us. Jai Hind
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                PS Azurite
                May 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm
                The man who made foundation for even a chaiwala to aspire as PM of India. One must ignore the personal life of them like Nehru's GF and Modi's Wife. One must thank for making strong democracy system and not like failed neighbors.
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                  cool
                  May 27, 2017 at 1:43 pm
                  how many ille-geti-ma-te children - ? one is me-ga star
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