1. In 1955, Jawaharlal Nehru was awarded Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.
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2. Jawaharlal Nehru had written 30 letters to his daughter Indira Gandhi, when she was 10 years old and in a boarding school in Mussoorie, teaching about natural history and the story of civilisations.
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3. Jawaharlal Nehru was a prolific writer in English and wrote a number of books, such as The Discovery of India, Glimpses of World History, and his autobiography, Toward Freedom.
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6. Jawaharlal Nehru took the personal decision to send an Indian Navy frigate to the sea burial of Edwina Mountbatten in 1960.
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11. In 1954, Jawaharlal Nehru signed with China the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, known in India as the Panchsheel, a set of principles to govern relations between the two states.
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13. Jawaharlal Nehru was hailed by many for working to defuse global tensions and the threat of nuclear weapons after the Korean War.
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15. Jawaharlal Nehru pioneered the policy of non-alignment and co-founded the Non-Aligned Movement of nations professing neutrality between the rival blocs of nations led by the US and the USSR.
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27. Jawaharlal Nehru hurried back from a visit to China, announcing that, in a conflict between democracy and Fascism, "our sympathies must inevitably be on the side of democracy.
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36. Jawaharlal Nehru was arrested on 14 April 1930 while on train from Allahabad for Raipur.
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40. Jawaharlal Nehru was one of the first leaders to demand that the Congress Party should resolve to make a complete and explicit break from all ties with the British Empire.
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43. Jawaharlal Nehru refused to meet Benito Mussolini, the dictator of Italy when the latter expressed his desire to meet him.
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44. Jawaharlal Nehru worked closely with Subhas Chandra Bose in developing good relations with governments of free countries all over the world.
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58. Jawaharlal Nehru went to Trinity College, Cambridge in October 1907 and graduated with an honours degree in natural science in 1910.
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59. Jawaharlal Nehru wrote: "Visions of similar deeds in India came before, of [my] gallant fight for [Indian] freedom and in my mind India and Italy got strangely mixed together.
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64. Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889 in Allahabad in British India.
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65. Jawaharlal Nehru became the prominent leader of the left-wing factions of the Indian National Congress during the 1920s, and eventually of the entire Congress, with the tacit approval of his mentor, Gandhi.
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