Pandit Motilal Nehru Commemorative Stamp

28 Jul 2022  Thu

Pandit Motilal Nehru was an Indian lawyer, activist, and the father of the first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. He served as a congress president two times; first between 1919 and 1920 and second between 1928 and 1929. He was the co-founder of the Swaraj Party in India.

Pandit Motilal Nehru was born in Agra to Gangadhar Nehru, a Kotwal of Delhi and his wife Jeorani. His father died three months before Motilal was born. He was raised by his uncle, who moved the whole family to Allahabad in order to practice law there. He joined INC and became involved in the freedom movement. He had also served as a president of the Allahabad branch of the Home Rule League started by Annie Besant. He also served as a member of the Central Legislative Assembly in 1923.

The Government of India issued this commemorative stamp in 1961 to commemorate him and his work.

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