Jawaharlal Nehru stands to be a renowned personality that held a position of prestige in the Indian history but as the saying goes, “All the glitters is not gold” – the same holds true for the entire Nehru dynasty. Since the beginning till date, it has been in news for both the goods and the bad they have been involved in. Jawaharlal Nehru-Edwina Mountbatten’s love affair severely impacted India’s official position on Kashmir, however due to their sheer undue power they could keep a lot many things hidden from the masses.
Jawahar lal Nehru was born at 77 Allahabad Mirganj, the Brothel and that is the reason, there exists no memorial at the birth place of Nehru till date.
Origin of the Nehru Family
The Nehru family has always been there; the seeds originating from the Mughal man Ghiyasuddin Ghazi, who happened to be the city kotwal in the court of Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II prior to the onset of the Revolution of 1857. As soon as the British started shelling their path into the city, he left the city and flew to Agra. This made Ghiyasuddin Ghazi adopt a new Hindu name Gangadhar Nehru. The surname “Nehru” came from the place he used to live in i.e. his home was near a Nehr in the Red Fort region and that is how the Nehru dynasty was born.
Pandit Nehru’s place in the Nehru Empire
In the hierarchy of the Nehru family, Jawaharlal Nehru happens to be a part of the 3rd generation i.e. he was the grandson of Gangadhar Nehru and Motilal Nehru’s son. Jawaharlal Nehru was born at 77 Allahabad Mirganj, the Brothel and that is the reason, there exists no memorial at the birth place of Nehru till date. Pandit Nehru was the posthumous son of Motilal Nehru who was born in a brothel but brought up in Anand Bhawan that remains to be his ancestral house.
Jawaharlal Nehru as a person
Jawaharlal Nehru was always a person that India adores who was not only a sound politician but also a gifted individual who created history and brought numerous good and bad changes in the course of Indian history. Nehru was always known for his romantic and passionate relationships with several teens whether it was some Benaras Sanyasin or Lord Mountbatten’s wife to name a few.
One can find many photographs of Jawaharlal Nehru flirting with girls, smoking, drinking wine and much more. There were many relationships, he was into but the one he had with Edwina Mountbatten is worth talking about that also had a political connect directly impacting the country.
Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten’s love affair
The Nehru-Edwina affair held a position of political importance during the British rule. Lord Mountbatten, the then Viceroy of India, even after being aware about this relationship, never objected since it was always of use for him politically. This love affair and the influence Edwina had on Pandit Nehru assisted Mountbatten in handling tricky situations like Kashmir.
The reminiscences about this relationship have been shared in quite a few interviews and books written by the near and dear ones of the Nehru and Mountbatten families. If the close sources are to be believed then it was an intense love affair between Nehru and Edwina that lasted for around 12 years. Nehru kept on writing letters to Edwina almost daily even after she left India until her death.
Jawaharlal Nehru even arranged to send a frigate from the Indian Navy to be able to attend Edwina’s funeral in 1960 where she was buried in the sea. A wreath was also casted in the sea to pay tribute to Edwina on Nehru’s behalf. Isn’t this what we call true love regardless of who it was and what the underlying reasons were?
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