5 Lesser known facts about Jawaharlal Nehru

  • India’s first Prime Minister was homeschooled till he turned 15. His father and famous barrister of India at that time Pt. Motilal Nehru took a special interest in his academics. He ensured that young Nehru received a wholesome education at home under the mentorship of skilled tutors and governesses.
  • Many of you would be aware that Jawaharlal Nehru had been jailed many times during India’s independence struggle but few of you would be aware that he spent almost 10 years of his life in Jail for freedom from the British. Nehru was imprisoned 9 times. Altogether he was jailed by the British for a total of 3,259 days which is almost a decade of his life spent in jail.
  • Nehru was believed to be very fond of smoking. The famous cigarette brand ‘555’ is said to be his favourite brand. There are various pictures of Pandit Nehru in the public where he is seen smoking.
  • During his lifetime, Pandit Nehru survived four attempts to assassinate him. Historians say that there were four attempts in 1947, during the partition, the in 1955 by a rickshaw puller and other two in 1956 and 1961 to kill PM Nehru.
  • During his lifetime, Pandit Nehru survived four attempts to assassinate him. Historians say that there were four attempts in 1947, during the partition, the in 1955 by a rickshaw puller and other two in 1956 and 1961 to kill PM Nehru.

Categories: News