Chacha Nehru as his sweetly called by the children of India our first Prime Minister was an outstanding leader. Chacha Nehru birthday is widely known but his death anniversary is less known to most of us.
A staunch advocate of socialism, secularism, and democracy Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, held the post of Prime Minister of India from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death on May 27, 1964.
“Many democratic nations as young as India, soon degenerated into dictatorships. On his death anniversary, let us remember Jawaharlal Nehru Ji’s contribution in building strong, independent, modern institutions, that have helped democracy survive in India for over 70 years,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted marking the 55th death anniversary of his great grand father.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, took to Twitter to remember the iconic leader, and wrote, “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his death anniversary. We remember his contributions to our nation.”
Many other leaders of various political party paid tribute to the great leader.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi paid tribute to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary this morning at his memorial, Shantivan, in Delhi. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were among other senior Congress leaders present at Shantivan this morning.