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11 Rare Jawaharlal Nehru Photos You May Not Have Seen Before

Today is Pandit Nehru's 127th birth anniversary.

11/04/2015 1:45 AM IST | Updated 14/11/2016 5:09 PM IST
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Editor's Note: This was first published on April 10, 2015. It has been edited on the occasion of Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary.

India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday is celebrated across the country as Children's Day. Nehru was fond of children and was often addressed as "Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru)." Hence, after his death it was decided that this day would be celebrated as Bal Diwas or Children's Day.

Tributes were paid to Nehru, who played a major role in India's Independence movement, on Monday, including by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi spoke of Nehru, with a veiled attack on the Congress, saying, "Pandit Nehru, your family and party abuse me, but I am here on November 14, your birthday, to complete work left undone from your time."

While former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress vice-president, and Nehru's grandson, Rahul Gandhi paid floral tributes, Gandhi tweeted saying:

On his 127th birth anniversary, here are 11 rare and candid photos of Nehru that you may not have seen before.

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    Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, paid a visit to Farms in Midwest near Chicago on October 28, 1949, during his visit to the city. Photo shows Pandit Nehru watching the huge metal oriba used for the storage of Corn during his visit to the Farm.
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    Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in a cheery mood, October 1958.
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    Shri Jawaharlal Nehru photographed with Mr Valera at Government House in June 1948.
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    Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru talking to an Indian Naval Cadet during his inspection of the Naval Cadets at Vizagapatam. Pandit Nehru visited Vizagapatam in connection with the launching of the "Jala Usha" India's first modern home-built naval vessel.
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    Shrimati vijaya Lakshmi, India’s Ambassador to the U.S.A. introduces Priti Kaul, 2-and-a-half year old daughter of the Indian Embassy’s First Secretary to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Prime minister of India at a reception held in the chancery of India in Washington on October 12, 1949.
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    The Prime Minister, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, shaking hands with one of the children who had come to see the Beating of the Retreat on January 29, 1957.
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    Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, arrived at Rockliffe Airport on October 23, 1949, for a three day visit to the Canadian Capital, Ottawa. In the photo Pt. Nehru is seen coming out of the plane on arrival at the Airport.
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    Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, with daughter Indira.
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    The Prime Minister, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, photographed in a happy mood at National Stadium, New Delhi, on November 14, 1957, during the Children’s Day Celebrations.
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    Photograph taken on the occasion of the Prime Minister, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru's visit to Ootomamund in June 1948. Shri Jawaharlal Nehru is photographed with the daughter of Sir Archibald Nye.
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    Mrs Indira Gandhi with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Prime Minister of India photographed at Palam Aerodrome on October 3, 1949, before her departure for London.

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