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Motilal Nehru

Indian political leaders



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Born: May 6, 1861 Delhi India

Died: February 6, 1931 (age 69) Lucknow India

Founder: Swaraj Party

Political Affiliation: Swaraj Party

Role in: Non-Cooperation Movement

      Motilal Nehru, commonly referred to in history as Pandit Motilal Nehru by his full name. He was born on May 6, 1861, in the city of Agra. He died on February 6, 1931, in Lucknow. 

   He was a freedom fighter and is best known as a co-founder of the Swaraj party  (“Self-Government”) a leader of the Indian independence movement. 

    He is also famous as the father of his son and the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.


Motilal Nehru’s early life and his father’s name

         He was born as the son of Gangadhar, a prosperous Brahmin originally from Kashmiri. His education started with the western education system. And he was the first member of his family to get an English education. Attracted towards the study of law, he went to the Mayor Central College in Allahabad for education. But could not give the final year examination of graduation (BA). But after that he obtained his Varrister degree from Cambridge.
Motilal Nehru’s wife and children

     Motilal Nehru’s wife’s name was Swarupa Rani. His children were Jawaharlal Nehru and two daughters, Vijayalakshi Pandit, and Krishna. Krishna later came to be known as Krishna Hathi Singh.

Advocacy and Freedom Struggle

       Started work as an advocate in the Allahabad High Court in 1896. He gave up the profession of lawyer by his middle age and started taking part in the freedom struggle. In 1907, he presided over a provincial congress of Congress in Allahabad. The convention of the Indian National Congress (Congress Party), a political organization striving for a position of dominance for India. He was considered a liberal until 1919 (who advocated constitutional reform, in contrast to the extremists, who adopted the methods of the movement), when he made his new radical views known through a daily newspaper, The Independent.

The massacre of hundreds of Indians by the British in Amritsar in 1919 prompted Motilal to join Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation movement, give up his career in law and switch to a simpler, non-English style of life. In 1921, both he and Jawaharlal were arrested by the British and imprisoned for six months.

In 1923, Motilal helped establish the Swaraj Party (1923–27), whose policy was to win elections to the Central Legislative Assembly and disrupt its proceedings from within. 

        In 1928 he wrote the Nehru Report of the Congress Party, a future constitution for independent India, based on granting Dominion Status. After the British rejected these proposals, Motilal participated in the Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930 which was related to the Salt March or Dandi March, for which he was imprisoned. He died soon after release. He died in Allahabad in 1931.

  Motilal Nehru constructed a magnificent grand building in Allahabad (now Prayagraj) which he named Anand Behen.

  It is significant that his ancestors were Raj Kaul of Delhi. While various types of false rumors are spread about him.

Introduction of Gangadhar, father of Motilal Nehru

     Motilal Nehru’s father’s name was Gangadhar Nehru. He was born on 1827 and died on 4 February 1861 in Agra. He was the Kotwal of Delhi at the time of India’s first freedom struggle of 1857. Gangadhar Nehru, his wife Jyorani Devi (Indrani) and four children, came to Agra when the mutinies and the British army began massacres in Delhi. where he died in 1861.

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