Swarup Rani Nehru Height, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

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Swarup Rani Nehru Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 55 kg
Date of Birth 1868
Eye Color Hazel
Died January 1938

Swarup Rani Nehru was an Indian activist who was prominently to be the mother of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the first woman president of the United States General Assembly Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. Besides that, she became a public figure during the 1920s after becoming an advocate for civil disobedience against the British Raj and their laws on salt.

Born Name

Swarup Rani Thussu

Nick Name

Swarup

Swarup Rani as seen in a picture taken in the past
Swarup Rani as seen in a picture taken in the past (Badleindia.org / Public Domain)

Age

Swarup was born in 1868.

Died

She died in January 1938 at the age of 69 or 70.

Born Place

Lahore, British India

Nationality

Indian

Occupation

Activist

Family

  • Siblings – Rajvati Thussu (Older Sister)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

55 kg or 121 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Swarup’s named was linked with –

  1. Motilal Nehru – She was Motilal’s 2nd wife as his first wife had died during childbirth. They had 3 children, Jawaharlal Nehru (b. November 14, 1889), Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (b. August 18, 1900), and Krishna Nehru Hutheesing (b. 1907). Swarup lost a child of her at infancy.
Swarup Rani Nehru in a picture taken in London in between 1907 to 1910 with her daughter Krishna Kumari (Left), her husband Motilal Nehru, daughter Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (Right), and son Jawaharlal Nehru
Swarup Rani Nehru in a picture taken in London in between 1907 to 1910 with her daughter Krishna Kumari (Left), her husband Motilal Nehru, daughter Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (Right), and son Jawaharlal Nehru (Nehru Memorial Museum & Library / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

She was of Kashmiri Brahmin heritage.

Hair Color

Chestnut Brown

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Slightly pointed nose
  • Wore something over her hair at all times

Religion

Hinduism

Swarup Rani Nehru as seen in a picture taken in 1894
Swarup Rani Nehru as seen in a picture taken in 1894 (Nehru Memorial Museum & Library / Public Domain)

Swarup Rani Nehru Facts

  1. She was raised in Lahore.
  2. Swarup was very good at understanding English. However, she was unable to speak the language.
  3. Her first name is also spelled as “Swaroop.”
  4. Her grandchildren were Indira Gandhi India’s only woman prime minister and the youngest prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi.
  5. The Swarup Rani Nehru Hospital in Allahabad was founded in her memory.
  6. A Yogi once told her and Motilal that they would never be able to have a son. However, after the death of the Yogi, Jawaharlal Nehru was born.
  7. On May 5, 1905, Swarup left for London with Motilal and her son Jawaharlal to have him admitted to a prestigious school. Amidst their tour, they found the Harrow School and enrolled him there and returned to Allahabad in November 1905.
  8. Swarup had taken ill a couple of years after her marriage and never recovered from it as her health began to deteriorate constantly until she finally passed away in January 1938. Besides her death bed, stood her son and daughters and her sister. The next day Swarup’s older sister Rajvati passed away.
  9. She was a key influence on Jawaharlal Nehru. She was a skeptical person and would even put a black dot on her son’s forehead to keep at bay the evil eye.
  10. Swarup aided in collecting woolen clothes and knitting during “World War I”.
  11. It was she who brought Kamala and Jawaharlal Nehru together.
  12. Her grandchild Indira Gandhi referred to her as “Dol Amma.” She would give Indira sweets from there food cupboard.
  13. After the arrest of her husband and son, Swarup began to take up a central role in the “Indian National Movement”. She had once gathered a thousand people in Idgah in an effort to recruit women into the Indian National Congress.
  14. In 1932, Swarup was beaten and injured during the lathi-charge following a demonstration.
  15. In the past, she reached out to women to stand up for themselves and ensure self-governance by making salt in every household.

Featured Image By Seachkasmir.org / Public Domain

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