Nehru family- Truth you should know about Nehru family

Nehru family started with the Mughal man named Ghiyasuddin Ghazi. He was from City Kotwal i.e. police officer of Delhi prior to the uprising of year 1857, under the Mughal rule. After capturing Delhi in year 1857, the year of the mutiny, the British were slaughtering all Mughals everywhere. Britishers made a thorough search and killed every Mughal so that there was no future claimant to the throne of Delhi. So, the man Ghiyasuddin Ghazi adopted a Hindu name Gangadhar Nehru and saved his life by the subterfuge. Ghiyasuddin Ghazi apparently used to reside on the bank of a canal near the Red Fort. Thus, he adopted ‘Nehru’ as his family name. The Nehru family is very important and well-known name in the Indian political history. Its political involvement has been seen around the Indian National Congress and many individuals of the family have administered over the Congress political party since the independence of India. The Nehru family is also often referred as the Nehru-Gandhi family since the Gandhi family name was derived from Feroze Gandhi whom Indira Priyadarshini Nehru got married to and then decided to change her name. Right from the very beginning, the Nehru family has been popular but still many get confused about its hierarchy or family tree structure. The following is the Nehru Family tree:

Gandhi Family Tree


First Generation

  • Gangadhar Nehru

He was an Indian police service official who remained at the position of Delhi’s last Kotwal of Delhi before the famous rebellion of the year 1857.   His son Motilal Nehru who was a freedom fighter. Gangadhar Nehru’s wife, Jeorani belonged to this generation.

Second Generation

  • Bansi Dhar Nehru

He was the eldest son of Gangadhar Nehru and worked with the British government’s judicial wing.  He was partly separated with the other members of the family as he was appointed on various different positions.

  • Nandlal Nehru

He was brother of Motilal Nehru and was the Dewan of Khetni which was then a princely state.

  • Motilal Nehru

Motilal Nehru was the patriarch of the family and a lawyer by profession. He was a prominent figure in the Independence movement and also served in the Congress as President twice.

  • Swarup Rani Nehru

She was Motilal Nehru’s wife and was an active participant of the Independence movement of the country when both her son and her husband were put behind bars by the British.

Third Generation

  • Jawaharlal Nehru 

Jawaharlal Nehru was India’s first ever Prime Minister and was one of the most integral leader in the Indian Independence fight.

  • Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
  • Kamala Nehru
  • Krishna Hutheesing
  • Brijlal Nehru
  • Rameshwari Nehru

Fourth Generation

  • Indira Priyadarshini Nehru (later Indira Gandhi)

She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru and the first female to ever become the Prime Minister of India.

  • Feroze Gandhi
  • Zoroastrian Parsee
  • Braj Kumar Nehru
  • Magdolna Nehru
  • Nayantara Sahgal
Gandhi Family Photo

Fifth Generation

  • Arun Nehru
  • Rajiv Gandhi

He was the eldest son of Feroze and Indira Gandhi. He became the 7th Prime Minister of India after Indira’s death and married to Soniya Gandhi

  • Sanjay Gandhi
  • Soniya Gandhi

Soniya Gandhi was Rajiv Gandhi’s wife. She was from Italy and later became an Indian citizen after about 11 years of marriage to Rajiv Gandhi. She is the President of the Congress political party.

  • Maneka Gandhi

Sixth Generation

  • Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is the son of Rajiv and Soniya Gandhi. He occupies the position of the vice president of Congress political party currently.

  • Priyanka Vadra

Priyanka Vadra is the daughter of Soniya and Rajiv Gandhi and married to Robert Vadra.

  • Robert Vadra,
  • Varun Gandhi
  • Yamini Gandhi

Seventh Generation

  • Anusuya Gandhi

Anusuya Gandhi is the daughter of Varun Gandhi and Yamini Gandhi.


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who was a prominent Indian leader and played a huge part in the Indian independence movement. He was born and raised in Gujarat state, Western India and did his studies law in London.  After he returned to India in year 1915, he assumed leadership of the Indian National Congress and started the most popular and useful movement against the British rule. In year 1883, when he was just 13 years old, he was being married to Kasturba Kapadia who was then 14 years old only. They had total 4 sons and the Gandhi family still continues to branch out till date. To understands the Gandhi family tree in detail, go through the following given information.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

Gandhiji got married at a very young age. His bride remained at her parent’s house for a long time before she started living with him.  He married Kasturba following Hindu arranged marriage traditions and in his own words he described the day of his marriage as – “As we didn’t know much about marriage, for them it meant only wearing new clothes, eating sweets and playing with relatives.”

mahatma gandhi

Kasturba Gandhi (1869-1944)

Kastur Kapadia and later Kasturba Gandhi was the wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Besides being known as the wife of Gandhi, she was a political activist who fought for the civil rights and for Indian independence from the British.

Together they had 4 sons:

  • Harilal
  • Manilal
  • Ramdas
  • Devdas

Harilal Gandhi

Harilal Gandhi was the eldest son of Gandhi ji and Kasturba Gandhi and married Gulab with whom he had 2 sons and 2 daughters-

  • Rami-married to Kuwarji Parikh
  • Kantilal-married to Saraswati
  • Rasiklal
  • Manuben-Married to Surender

Manilal Gandhi

Manilal married to Sushila with whom he had 2 daughters and 1 son-

  • Sita-married to Shashikant
  • Arun-married to Sunanda
  • Ila-married to Ramgovind

Ramdas Gandhi

Ramdas Gandhi was married Nirmala and together they had 2 daughers and 1 son-

  • Sumitra-married to Gajanan kulkarni
  • Usha-married to Harish Gokarni
  • Kanu-married to Shivalaxmi

Devdas Gandhi

Devdas Gandhi was the youngest son of Gandhi ji and was married to Laxmi with whom he had 4 sons-

  • Tara-married to Jyoti Bhattacharya
  • Rajmohan-married to Usha
  • Ramchandra-married to Indu
  • Gopal Krishna-Married to Tar

Moti Lal was a father of Jawaharlal Nehru and Moti Lal’s father was Gangadhar Nehru. Jawahar Lal’s only daughter was Indira Priyadarshini Nehru and Kamala Nehru was her mother, who died in Switzerland due to tuberculosis. And she was against Indira’s proposed marriage with Feroze.
Who is Feroze? It is being told by many that he was the son of the family grocer.

The grocer who supplies wines, etc. who was previously known as Ishrat Manzil, which once belonged to a Muslim lawyer named Mobarak Ali. Rajiv Gandhi’s grandfather was Pandit Nehru. Rajiv Gandhi’s paternal grandfather was a Muslim man from the Junagadh area of Gujarat. This Muslim grocer by the name of Nawab Khan, had married a Parsi woman after converting her religion to Islam. This is the source from where the myth of Rajiv being a Parsi was derived. Rajiv’s father Feroze was known as Feroze Khan before he married Indira against Kamala Nehru’s wishes. 
Feroze’s mother’s name was Ghandy, which was associated with Parsis and this was changed to Gandhi later after marrying Indira. Fact of the matter is that Indira was very lonely.

Chased out of the Shantiniketan University by Guru Dev Rabindranath for misdeveanor, the lonely girl was all by herself, while father Jawaharlal was busy with politics, pretty women and illicit sex; the mother was in hospital

Feroze Khan, the grocer’s son was in England that time and he was quite sympathetic to Indira and soon she changed her religion, became a Muslim woman and married Feroze Khan in a London mosque. Nehru was not happy with this marriage, Kamala was dead already. The news of her marriage eventually reached Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi urgently called Nehru and ordered him to ask the young man to change his name from Khan to Gandhi. Changing name has nothing to do with change of religion, from Islam to Hinduism for instance! It was just a change of surname by an affidavit. And then Feroze Khan became Feroze Gandhi.

Surprising thing is that the apostle of truth is that the old man was soon to be declared India’s Mahatma and the ‘Father of the Nation’.
“For some inexplicable reason, Nehru later allowed the marriage to be performed according to Vedic rites in year 1942. At that time an inter-caste and inter-religion marriage under Vedic rites was not valid in the law. To make it legal, it had to be a civil marriage. 

It’s a known fact that after birth of Rajiv, Indira and Feroze lived separately after that but they were not divorced. Feroze used to harass Nehru regarding money and also interfere in Nehru’s political activities. Nehru got fed up by him and left instructions not to allow him into the Prime Minister’s residence Trimurthi Bhavan. Mathai wrote that the death of Feroze has came as a relief to Nehru and Indira. 

The death of Feroze in year 1960 before he could consolidate his own political forces, is itself a mystery. Feroze had even planned to remarry. Those who try to keep tabs on our leaders in spite of all the suppressions and deliberate misinformation, another fact is that the second son of Indira known as Sanjay Gandhi was not the son of his husband Feroze. 

He was the son of another Muslim man, Mohammad Yunus. The second son of Indira was originally named Sanjiv. It rhymed with Rajiv, the elder brother’s name. His name was changed to Sanjay when he was arrested by the British police in England and his passport impounded for having stolen a car. At that time Krishna Menon was India’s High Commissioner in London. He offered to issue another passport to the fellow who changed his name to Sanjay from Sanjiv. Incidentally, Sanjay’s marriage with the Sikh girl Menaka (Indira Gandhi found the name of Lord Indra’s court dancer rather offensive!) took place quite surprisingly in Mohammad Yunus house in New Delhi. And the marriage with Menaka who was a model (she had modelled for Bombay Dyeing brand by wearing just a towel) was not so ordinary either. 

Sanjay was very notorious in getting unmarried young women pregnant. Menaka too was! rendered pregnant by Sanjay. Later her father, Colonel Anand, threatened Sanjay with dire consequences if he did not marry her daughter. And that did the trick. Sanjay married Menaka. 

It was widely reported in Delhi at that time Mohammad Yunus was unhappy with the marriage of Sanjay with Menaka, apparently, he had wanted him to get married with a Muslim girl of his choice. It was only Mohammad Yunus who cried the most when Sanjay died in the plane accident. In Yunus book, ‘Passions, Persons & Politics’ one discovers that baby Sanjay had been circumcised following Islamic custom, although the reason stated was phimosis. It was believed that Sanjay used to blackmail her mother Indira Gandhi and due to this she used to turn a blind eye when Sanjay Gandhi started to run the country as though it was his personal fiefdom.

He was black mailing her to exploit the secret that who his real father was? When Sanjay’s death news reached Indira Gandhi, the very first thing she wanted to know was about the bunch of keys which Sanjay had with him. 
Nehru was not a less player in producing bastards. “In the autumn of year 1948 (India became free country in year 1947 and a great deal of work needed to be done) a young woman from Benares arrived in New Delhi as a sanyasin named Shraddha Mata (it is assumed that it is not a real name). She was a Sanskrit scholar with well versed in the ancient Indian scriptures and mythology. People including MPs of the nation thronged to her to hear her discourses. One day S. D. Upadhyaya who was Nehru’s old employee, brought a letter in Hindi from Shraddha Mata. Nehru invited her for an interview in the PM’s house. 
As she departed, Mathai notices that she was young, beautiful and shapely. Meetings with her became rather frequent, mostly just after Nehru finished his work at night. During one of Nehru’s visits to Lucknow, Shraddha Mata immediately turned up there and Upadhyaya brought a letter from her as usual. Nehru replied her letter and she visited Nehru at midnight. 
 “Suddenly Shraddha Mata disappeared.

In November 1949 a convent from Bangalore sent a decent looking person to Delhi with a bundle of letters. He said that a young lady from northern India arrived at the convent few months ago and gave birth to a baby boy. She refused to divulge her name or to give any particulars about herself. She left the convent immediately she was well enough to move out but left the child behind.

She however forgot to take with her a small bundle made of cloth in which among other things, several letters were found which were in Hindi. The Mother Superior who was a foreigner got the letters examined and was told they were from the Prime Minister. The person who brought the letters surrendered them. 
“Mathai made discreet inquiries repeatedly about the boy but failed to get a clue about his where about. In such matter’s convents are extremely tight-lipped and secretive. If she succeeded in locating the boy, she would have adopted him. Baby boy must have grown up as a Catholic Christian blissfully ignorant of who his father was.” 

Coming back to Rajiv Gandhi, everyone knows that he changed his so called Parsi religion to become a Catholic to marry Sonia Maino of Turin, Italy. Rajiv became Roberto. His daughter’s name was Bianca and son’s name was Raul. Quite cleverly the same names were presented to the people of India as Priyanka and Rahul.! What amazing is the extent of our people’s ignorance in such matters. 

 The press conference said that Rajiv Gandhi gave up London after taking over as prime minister of India was very informative. In press conference, Rajiv boasted that he was NOT a Hindu but a Parsi. He said Mind you people, speaking of the Parsi religion, he had no Parsi ancestor at all. His grandmother had turned to Muslim religion after having abandoned the Parsi religion to marry Nawab Khan.