Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of the country, he is also called the creator of modern India. Before independence, he participated actively in the freedom struggle. Due to this, he also had to go to jail many times. After independence, when he took over as the first Prime Minister of the country, he did remarkable work on all fronts from education to industrial development, which was like strengthening the foundation in a way.
Father was a famous lawyer: Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889 in Allahabad. His father Pandit Motilal Nehru was a well-known lawyer and a influential person. He sent Jawaharlal Nehru to Harrow School in England to study at the age of 15 and later enrolled at Cambridge University. In the year 1912, Pandit Nehru returned home after completing his studies.
Returned to India and joined Congress: After returning to India, he joined the freedom struggle. During this, he became close to Gandhiji. Impressed by Gandhi, he joined the Indian National Congress in the year 1919. Between 1920 and 1930, the British jailed Nehru several times. In 1928, he was elected as the Congress President. Meanwhile the freedom struggle continued. Pandit Nehru became the first Prime Minister of independent India after independence on 15 August 1947 and remained in the post until his death in 1964. Please tell that he died on 27 May 1964 due to a heart attack.
When he paid sister’s bill in installments: Jawaharlal Nehru, popularly known as Chacha Nehru among children, was also known for his liveliness. On 3 September 1946, when he decided to join the interim government, he donated all his assets to the country. However, his house in Allahabad did not include Anand Bhawan. According to Nehru’s friends, he had no special attachment to money.
However, Nehru’s sister Vijay Laxmi Pandit was of an expensive nature. Once she stayed in the circuit house of Shimla and the bill there came to 2500 rupees. Vijay Laxmi Pandit left from there without giving the bill. Himachal Pradesh was not formed at that time. Shimla used to be a part of Punjab and Bhimsen Sachar was the Chief Minister.
According to a BBC report, Bhimsen Sachar hesitantly wrote to Nehru and asked in which item this expenditure should be shown. Nehru replied that he would pay the bill himself. He also wrote that he does not have enough money to pay a lump sum, so he will pay this money in installments to the Punjab government. Nehru paid the bill to the Punjab government from his personal bank account for five months.