Jawaharlal Nehru

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India, a position he served until hi death in 1964. He was a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, and the Inner Temple, training to be a barrister, and upon his return to India, he practiced at the Allahabad High Court. However, he soon became involved in active politics and soon became a prominent leader of the Indian National Congress. In 1955 he received the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. He was also a prolific writer and wrote many prominent books which are still popular today – The Discovery of India, Glimpses of World History and his autobiography, Towards Freedom.

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