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Jawaharlal Nehru

A rare document bearing Jawaharlal Nehru's signature in Hindi, English and Urdu seen at IIT Roorkee's iconic library in Haridwar district. In a visitor's notebook kept at the Mahatma Gandhi Central Library (MGCL) of IIT Roorkee, India's first Prime Minister signed his name in three languages along with the date 'November 25, 1949'.

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Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and senior BJP leader L K Advani at a function to pay tribute to Pt Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary at the Central Hall of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor addresses during the launch of his book 'Nehru: The Invention of India' launch event, in New Delhi.

Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Congress MP Shashi Tharoor during latter's book 'Nehru: The Invention of India' launch event, in New Delhi.

Students pay floral tribute to Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary, celebrated as Children's Day (Bal Diwas), at the historic Anand Bhawan in Allahabad.

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee and former prime Minister Manmohan Singh after paying homage to Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary at Shanti Van in New Delhi.

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Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi paying homage to Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary at Shanti Van in New Delhi.

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with former Congress President Sonia Gandhi after paying homage to Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary at Shanti Van in New Delhi.

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President Eisenhower with Nehru in Delhi, 1959

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Jawaharlal Nehru often took part in the annual parliamentarians’ match, as here

Congress President Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to India's first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 54th death anniversary, at Shanti Van, in New Delhi.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy pays tribute to India's first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 54th death anniversary, in Bengaluru.

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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh pays tribute to India's first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 54th death anniversary, at Shanti Van, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to India's first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 54th death anniversary, at Shanti Van, in New Delhi.

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Cartoon By R Prasad

The Indonesian leader was a close ally of Nehru and the chief guest at the first Republic Day celebrations. Five years later, he would host the pathbreaking Bandung Conference, att­ended by 29 recently independent African and Asian countries.

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In 1959, Nehru made his daughter Indira Congress president

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Nehru with defence minister Y.B. Chavan at the front

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Rajendra Prasad, Nehru and Abul Kalam Azad feature in this 1952 ­cartoon on ­secularism

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee and former prime minister Narendra Modi releasing Tricoloured balloons on the occasion of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's 128th birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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Schoolchildren paying tribute to Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru on the occasion of his birth anniversary in Kolkata.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during the 128th birth anniversary function of country's first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Naveen Jindal, CPI's D Raja and other leaders after paying tributes to the first prime minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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EMS, chief minister in Kerala’s first Left government, ­welcomes the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru at Trivandrum airport

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With PM and father Jawaharlal Nehru in 1961

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India’s PM Jawaharlal Nehru at the 1961 NAM summit in Belgrade

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Illustration by Sajith Kumar

“Companionship and equality of spirit and intellect” lays a base of forbearance and trust—the bedrock of any lasting love. Pamela, Lord Mountbatten’s daughter, saw the signs between Jawaharlal Nehru and her mother Edwina. Her Daughter of Empire recounts the “profound relationship”. This photo illustrates their chemistry.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi with former prime minister Manmohan Singh after paying tributes to first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 53rd death anniversary at Shanti Van, in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukhgerjee with Congress president Sonia Gandhi attends a prayer meeting after paying tributes to first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 53rd death anniversary at Shanti Van, in New Delhi.

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Congress party workers pay homage to former Prime Minister late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 53rd death anniversary at Anand Bhawan, in Allahabad.

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Subhash Chandra Bose (centre left) and Jawaharlal Nehru

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Children pay tribute at Anand Bhawan, the ancestral home of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 52nd death anniversary in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi pays tributes to the first Prime Minister late Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 52nd death anniversary at Shanti Van in New Delhi.

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Shankar’s cartoon that featured in an NCERT book

B.R. Ambedkar being sworn in Union law minister in Nehru’s cabinet

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Ladakh, 1963 Prime Minister Nehru, defence minister Y.B Chavan with army commanders

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the function to commemorate the closing ceremony of 125th birth anniversary of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee paying floral tributes at the Samadhi of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Commemorate his 125th Birth Anniversary.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with Senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and other panelists during the National Conference of RGICS in celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi after paying tribute to the first Prime Minister late Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 51st death anniversary at Shanti Van, in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to the first Prime Minister late Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 51st death anniversary at Shanti Van, in New Delhi.

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi after paying tribute to the first Prime Minister late Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 51st death anniversary at Shanti Van, in New Delhi.

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Unflinching rivals? Nehru and Jinnah

Subhas Chandra Bose with Nehru

Shapers of democracy Jawaharlal Nehru addressing Congress leaders

Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat and JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda during during the function to commemorate Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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Students wave as they stand near a giant portrait of the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru put up on the wall of the school building along with the national flag in Ahmedabad.

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President, Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President, Mohd. Hamid Ansari, the former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other dignitaries, at the prayer meeting, at the Samadhi of the former Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 125th birth anniversary, at Shantivan, in Delhi.

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Poster Shop at Allahabad, in Uttar Pradesh.

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Anand Bhawan at Allahabad, in Uttar Pradesh.

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Anand Bhawan at Allahabad, in Uttar Pradesh.

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Anand Bhawan at Allahabad, in Uttar Pradesh.

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Children dressed up as Chacha Nehru sing during the anniversary function of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru at Talkatora Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi during the anniversary function of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru at Talkatora Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikhit (left) during the anniversary function of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru at Talkatora Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit during the anniversary function of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru at Talkatora Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Former PM Manmohan Singh pays tribute to Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru during his 125th Birth Anniversary Function at Talkatora Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh take oath to work for the country at the 125th Birth Anniversary Function of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

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He rode tall Jawaharlal Nehru in Mussoorie, 1958

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Family Portrait: Front row: Jawaharlal, Middle row: Lado Rani Zutshi, Motilal, Swarup Rani, Last row: Rameshwari Nehru, her husband Brijlal Nehru and Lillian Hooper, the Nehru girls English Governess.

Nehru at the Bandung Conference in 1955

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Allahabad’s son forever A Nehru poster still fronts a poster shop in the city

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Did he or didn’t he? The cover of the Playboy issue with the Nehru ‘interview’

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President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi release balloons at Shanti Van, the Samadhi of the former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary, in Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi release balloons at Shanti Van, the Samadhi of the former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary, in Delhi on November 14, 2013.

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Sarojini Naidu and Padmaja Naidu

Jawaharlal Nehru with Edwina Mountbatten

Jawaharlal Nehru with Edwina Mountbatten

Jawaharlal Nehru with Edwina Mountbatten

Jawaharlal Nehru with Edwina Mountbatten

Jawaharlal Nehru with Edwina Mountbatten

Chief engineer Nehru inspecting the working model of a cement factory

Temple of Resurgent India Nehru inaugurates the Bhakra dam across the Sutlej at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh in October 1963 with the words: “This dam has been built with the unrelenting toil of man for the benefit of mankind, hence is worthy of worship.”

Braced for the worst Nehru is prevented from plunging into a riotous crowd in 1962, before the war

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‘The light has gone’ Flag at half-mast, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru addresses a crowd at Ramlila Maidan on Feb 1, 1948, a day after Gandhi was cremated following his assassination. Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad seated.

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School students dressed as Jawaharlal Nehru during an Independence Day function in Coimbatore.

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Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi pay homage to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on the occasion of his 50th death anniversary, at his Samadhi, Shantivan, in Delhi.

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Lata Mangeshkar with Nehru, Jan 1963

Ahimsa paradox His political experiments were suspended between the two great wars, quite linked to them. Here in 1939.

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Gill Klein, former National Press Club president(L), Max Desfor, photographer(C) and Myron Belkind(R) ,with an iconic photograph of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, in Washington.

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File photo of Their Imperial Highness the Emperor Hirohito, Empress Nagako and Crown Prince Akihito with the then Prime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru and Indira Gandhi at a luncheon party at the Imeprial Palace in Tokyo in October 1957. The Emperor Akihito is arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after his visit as Crown Prince.

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File photo of their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan on their arrival at Palam Airport in New Delhi on November 29, 1960. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after their visit as Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

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File photo of Their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan being received on their arrival at Palam Airport in New Delhi on November 29, 1960. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after their visit as Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

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File photo of Their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan with the then Prime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru and the Vice President S. Radhakrishnan in New Delhi on November 30, 1960. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are arriving on Saturday for a visit to India 53 years after their visit as Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

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53 years ago Akihito and Michiko in India, 1960

Our icon, their icon God knows where he got it from but Modi claims Nehru missed Patel’s funeral

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar after paying homage to Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary at Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi having a word with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after paying homage to Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary at Shanti Van in New Delhi.

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From left center, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vice President Hamid Ansari, President Pranab Mukherjee, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar and party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi release balloons at former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's 124th birth anniversary at Shantivan, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi paying homage to Pt Jawaharlal Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary at Shanti Van in New Delhi.

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School children hold a huge poster of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru in Ahmedabad on the eve of Children's Day.

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Before the chill Nehru meets Mao in Beijing, 1954

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Night-stained dawn Lord Mountbatten salutes the Indian flag at India Gate on August 15, 1947, as Nehru and Edwina look on

Nehru with Feroze Gandhi and sons

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