Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, death anniversary, Nehru, Pandit Nehru, Congress, Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi, Prime Minister, Independent India, 55th death anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid his tribute to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary.

Taking to the twitter, PM Modi wrote, “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his death anniversary. We remember his contributions to our nation.”

A number of leaders and Congress party workers also paid their tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru at Shantivan in New Delhi on his death anniversary.

Other leaders present at Shantivan in New Delhi included former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The official twitter handle of Congress shared a video showing how nation mourned the death of Nehru in 1964.

“The passing of India’s first PM, Pt. #JawaharlalNehru was a devastating moment for the country & the world. He was one of the most loved world leaders, unmatched in moral stature & visionary leadership,” the caption read.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Twitter wrote that Pt Jawaharlal Nehru will always be remembered for his contributions to “building a modern India”. 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also paid her tributes. 

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first prime minister of the independent India. He served India as Prime Minister from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964.

Indian children remember him as Chacha Nehru while he was also known as Pandit Nehru due to his roots with the Kashmiri Pandit community. 

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