Jawahar Lal Nehru was of international repute and an outstanding statesman. He was known throughout the world as an angle of peace. He was a great visionary and a writer. He was one of the builders of independent India.

He was born in a very rich family of Allahabad on 14th Nov 1889 He was first educated by one European tutor at home and then sent to England for higher studies and become a barrister. His father, Pandit Moti Lal Nehru, was himself a famous barrister. His mother, Smt. Swaroop Rani, was a pious lady. After his education in England, Jawahar Lal returned to India, but he did not practice law. He plunged himself into national politics at once and dragged his father also into it.

Jawahar lal gave up a life of luxury for the sake of the country. This made him very popular with the young and the old alike. With his selfless and hard work and great suffering along with his colleagues, he helped India gain freedom. After freedom, Jawahar lal became the first Prime Minister of India. Then he started the struggle against poverty and backwardness. He started the process of economic planning in the country. He wanted India to be a great power and he laid the foundation of industrialization. Many industries and plants came up by his initiative.

He was always busy with national and international problems. But he managed to write many books. Two of his books, ‘The Discovery of India and The Glimpses of World History’ are very well known.

He died on May 27, 1964. Many of his cherished dreams still remain unfulfilled. It is for others to carry on the good work he started. Let us try to make India great, and thus prove worthy successors to the great man.