Jawaharlal Nehru Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Jawaharlal Nehru Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight81 kg
Date of BirthNovember 14, 1889
Zodiac SignScorpio
Cause Of DeathHeart Attack

Jawaharlal Nehru was a well distinguished central figure who was known to be the first Prime Minister of India and the longest-serving Prime Minister. He was an eminent leader during the “Indian Independence Movement” that was started by the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. Jawaharlal Nehru is also often credited as the person who shaped India.

Born Name

Jawaharlal Nehru

Nick Name

Pandit Nehru, Chacha Nehru

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as seen in a picture taken in 1947
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as seen in a picture taken in 1947 (AFP staff / AFP / Public Domain)

Age

Jawaharlal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889.

Died

He died on May 27, 1964, at the age of 74 in New Delhi due to a heart attack.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, British India (Uttar Pradesh, India)

Nationality

Indian

Education

Jawaharlal Nehru spent most of the schooling days studying under the careful guidance of private tutors at home.

In 1907, Nehru started attending the prestigious Trinity College in Cambridge and attained an honors degree in natural science in 1910. Later, he joined the Inner Temple where he studied law.

Occupation

Politician, Writer, Barrister

Family

  • FatherMotilal Nehru (Lawyer, Activist)
  • MotherSwarup Rani Thussu
  • SiblingsVijaya Lakshmi Pandit  (Younger Sister) (Diplomat, Politician), Krishna Nehru Hutheesing (Younger Sister) (Writer)
  • Others – Gangadhar Nehru (Paternal Grandfather) (Police Officer), Indrani Nehru (Paternal Grandmother) (Homemaker)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

81 kg or 178.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Pandit Nehru’s name was linked with –

  1. Kamala Nehru (1916-1936) – They had a daughter named Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (b. November 19, 1917) and a son who was born in November 1924, but sadly met with his demise at only one week old.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as seen in a picture with Mrinalini Sarabhai after a performance of her's in New Delhi in 1948
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as seen in a picture with Mrinalini Sarabhai after a performance of her’s in New Delhi in 1948 (Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

He was of Kashmiri Pandit descent on his father’s side and Kashmiri Brahim descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Tall physique
  • Triangular face shape

Religion

Hinduism

Jawaharlal Nehru as seen in a picture with his father Motilal Nehru in 1929
Jawaharlal Nehru as seen in a picture with his father Motilal Nehru in 1929 (Nehru Memorial Museum & Library / Public Domain)

Jawaharlal Nehru Favorite Things

  • Food – Tandoori chicken

SourceTelegraph India

Jawaharlal Nehru as seen in a picture which was taken at Harrow School, England, when he was 15 years old, in 1905
Jawaharlal Nehru as seen in a picture which was taken at Harrow School, England, when he was 15 years old, in 1905 (Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Jawaharlal Nehru Facts

  1. Nehru was raised in a well-to-do household and even resided at the Anand Bhavan.
  2. He was the son of his father’s 2nd wife.
  3. Nehru’s stepmother died during childbirth.
  4. His mother Swaruprani served as an advocate for civil disobedience during the quit India movement.
  5. He inherited his named “Pandit” from his father’s roots who belonged to the Kashmiri Pandit heritage.
  6. It was his science teacher Ferdinand T. Brooks, who got him hooked onto the study of science and theosophy.
  7. British socialite, theosophist, and human rights activist Annie Besant helped Nehru get into the Theosophical Society when he was only 13 years old. However, he lost interest in it after a short while.
  8. Nehru was called to the bar for the first time in 1912. Despite having joined as a lawyer at the Allahabad High Court, he soon lost passion as he did not like his work environment and soon moved into politics.
  9. After his return to India in 1912, he joined the Indian Congress and campaigned against the discrimination faced by Indians in British colonies.
  10. Due to his long-running interest in culture and religion, Nehru published his first book titled The Discovery of India (1946). This was done shortly after his release from Ahmednagar fort where he was imprisoned from 1942 to 1946.
  11. His resting place is at Shantivan in New Delhi.

Featured Image By Prakash pandey07 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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