Facts about Gandhi 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. Here are some of the unknown things and the secret of the Gandhi Family. Gandhi Family is one of the most powerful and influential families in India today. It’s the Gandhi Family who controls Indian National Congress which is the major opposition today. There is no association, no connection at all between the Nehru and the Gandhi families.

There is no shared trait of genealogy, appropriation or of political ethos. Literally nothing. The Nehru dynasty started using the Gandhi surname after Indira Priyadarshini Nehru married Feroze Jahangir Gandhi in the year 1942. Mahatma Gandhi’s family on the other hand never extremely utilized his name for political pick up and to a great extent either been thoroughly out of the spotlight or have been scholars, researchers in their own particular rights. His son Hiralal died in a state of poverty.

Gandhi never gave even a particle of any advantage or political largesse to any of his relatives or descendants. Congress general secretary and beneficiary Rahul Gandhi was busy celebrating with his buddies at a farmhouse on Delhi’s outskirts. Immediately after the horrific attack on Mumbai in November 2008, Rahul Gandhi was partying till 5 am at a Delhi farmhouse, they were celebrating the pre-wedding ceremony of Captain Satish Sharma’s son.

The wedding then was attended by the Sonia Gandhi, Gandhi Clan, while many eminent families cancelled similar festivals due to the terror attack. Congress has ruled for more than 49 years under the leadership of the Gandhi family, it’s shocking that a lot of major scams and corruption happened during their government. A “Huffington Post” called Sonia Gandhi richer than Queen Elizabeth and Sultan of Oman. According to a Swiss Magazine, it said that Rajiv Gandhi has over 2.5 Billion.

During the 1920s and 1930s, he actively participated in the civil disobedience campaigns and also jailed on several occasions. He was one of the rising stars of the Indian independence movement and seen as the natural successor to Mahatma Gandhi. In the 1930s, Nehru was worked with Subhas Chandra Bose but split with Bose when he sought Axis help to drive the British from India. In the year 1942, Nehru followed Gandhi’s ‘Quit India Movement’. He had misgivings as he supported the British War effort against Nazi Germany, but was torn as he also wanted the British to leave India. In the year 1942, he was arrested for protesting and was put in jail until year 1945. After releasing from jail, Nehru found the Muslim league of Jinnah were much stronger and although opposed to partition, under pressure from Lord Mountbatten he came to view it as an inevitability. Nehru initially opposed the plan to separate India into two. However, being under pressure from Mountbatten (the last British Viceroy), Nehru reluctantly agreed.

After Gaining independence on August 15th, 1947, Nehru became India’s first Prime Minister. On the evening of India’s independence, Nehru gave a speech to Congress and the nation – known as “Tryst with Destiny”. Being Prime Minister, Nehru played a crucial role in cementing the newly independent Republic of India as a democratic state committed to liberal democracy.

In year 1950, Nehru signed the Indian constitution which enshrined in law – universal rights and democratic principles. Nehru government set up a system of universal education for children. This achievement is marked annually on his birthdate (14 Nov) with a special anniversary – Bal Divas ‘Children’s day’ Nehru was a lifelong liberal and has pursued policies to improve the overall welfare of the ‘untouchable class’ and Indian Women. Nehru was committed to secular ideas which is described as a Hindu agnostic.

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Nehru was proud of India’s Hindu heritage but also feared religion could become ossified and hold back India’s development. He sought to keep India out of the Cold war; he didn’t want India to rely on foreign states – be it Russia or America. He was being appreciated for his calm temperament and willingness to seek understanding between nations and conflicting parties. Nehru carried himself with a degree of humility and willingness to seek a peaceful solution. Nehru died in 1964.

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