First Prime Minister of India

Who is the first Prime Minister of India?
The first Prime Minister of India was Jawaharlal Nehru.

“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru.

Jawaharlal Nehru, also called Pandit Nehru is the first Indian Prime Minister. He was born on 14 November 1889 in Allahabad, India. He died at the age of 74 in 1964 and is buried in New Delhi. By profession, he was a barrister. He was the son of a renowned lawyer, Motilal Nehru and one of Mahatma Gandhi’s prominent lieutenants. Nehru was the eldest of four children. He was married to Kamala Paul, who gave birth to their only child Indira Priyadarshini.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister after independence, i.e. in 1947. He established parliamentary government and became noted for his “neutralist” policies in foreign affairs. In the 30s and 40s, he was also one of the principal leaders of India’s Independence Movement.

In his lifetime, Jawaharlal Nehru enjoyed an iconic position in India and was widely well-liked across the world for his optimism and statesmanship. His birthday, 14 November, is celebrated in India as Baal Divas ("Children's Day") in gratitude of his lifelong enthusiasm and work for the interest, education and growth of children and young people. Children across India remember him as Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru).

Nehru’s autobiography discloses his lively interest in India politics. He met Mahatma Gandhi for the first time in 1916 at the annual meeting of the Indian National Congress Party in Lucknow. The importance of Nehru in the perception of Indian history is that he introduced and informed modern values and ways of thinking, which he personalized to Indian conditions. The four pillars of his domestic strategies were democracy, socialism, unity, and secularism. He accomplished something of a huge amount in maintaining the structure supported by these four pillars during his lifetime.

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