Pt. Nehru was born of November 14, 1889 at Allahabad. His father, Pt. Motilal Nehru was a famous lawyer of India at that time. He had everything one could wish to live like a prince. Much care and love was lavished on young Jawaharlal. He got his early education at home. Then he was sent to England for higher studies.
He studied law in England and returned to India as barrister-at-law. In India he came under the influence of Gandhiji. That was the turning point of his whole career in life. He gave up law practice and joined the Indian National Congress. He took part in the country's freedom movement.
Many a time he had to go to jail and suffer severe hardships. Gandhiji proudly used to call Jawaharlal ji as his political heir. Bapu knew well that the country would be safe in the hands of Pt. Nehru.
When India became independent, Pt. Nehru became its first Prime Minister and remained in office for 17 years. India made very good progress under his leadership, in the field of industry, agriculture and technology.
Pt. Nehru was extremely fond of children. To the children of India, he was their beloved Chacha Nehru. They simply loved and adored him and still cherish the same feelings for his memory. Pt. Nehru was a passionate lover of nature. He wrote many books also. The famous ones are The Discovery of India" and "Letters from a Father to A Daughter". Internationally also he was an honoured man whose opinion was given much importance by the world leaders. His name will ever shine in golden letters in the history of India.
On May 1964 he died after brief illness.