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Modi pays tribute to Pandit Nehru on his birth anniversary

  NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 14TH

rime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday led the nation in paying tribute to former prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary.

"Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary," the prime minister tweeted.

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and former president Pranab Mukherjee also paid homage to Pandit Nehru at his memorial Shantivan.

Pandit Nehru was sworn-in on August 15, 1947 as the first prime minister of India when the nation gained independence from the British.

He was born on November 14, 1889 in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad and died on May 27, 1964.

Pandit Nehru's birth anniversary is celebrated as Children's Day across the nation.

Nov 14, 2017
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