Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru was born at Allahabad on November 14th, 1889, he was the son of Pandit Mothilal Nehru, an eminent lawyer and one of India’s greatest Patriots. At the age of 15 he went to England and after two years at Harrow studied at Printy College Cambridge.

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He was later called to the bar from the inner temple and he returned to India in 1912. His meeting with Mahatma Gandhi in 1916 was the coming together of two great souls and was to prove to the a landmark in Jawaharlal Nehru’s life. In the same year he was married to Kamala Kaul who stood by him throughout all the joys and tribulations of his life until her early death in 1936, leaving behind her only child and daughter Indra.

In 1918 he was elected Secretary of the Home Rule League, Allahabad, and became a member of the all India Congress Committee of which he remained a member for the rest of his life. In 1923, he was arrested for disobeying orders to leave the then State of Nabha.     Thus began his special association with the freedom struggle in the Indian States. In 1921, he was elected President of the Lahore session of the Indian National Congress.

Jawaharlal Nehru was a distinguish man of letters. He utilized his spells in Prison to write “Auto-biography”, “letters from a father to his daughter”, “Gilmpses of world History and “ Discovery of India” which have found a permanent place in Literature.


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Date of issue                      :  12.06.1964

Denomination                    :  0.15 ps

Overall Size                         :  3.91 x 2.90 cms

Printing Size                        :  3.63 x 2.62 cms

No: per Issue Sheet           :  35

Colour                                  :  Grey

Perforation                         :  13

Printing process                :  Photogravure

No: printed                        :  20 million

Designed and Printed at  : India Security Press

Water Mark                        : Printed on un-water marked paper


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