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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to the former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 59th death anniversary. Jawaharlal Nehru, who became India's first PM after independence, had a prominent role in India's freedom struggle.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, "On his death anniversary, I pay tributes to our former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru".

Nehru fought against the Britishers and was among the key leaders of the Indian National Congress (INC). On May 27, 1964, the first Prime Minister of India took his last breath. He was the PM from 1947 to 1964 till he died at the age of 74.

Nehru's birth anniversary on November 14 is also celebrated as Children's Day every year in India. He had a great fondness for kids, and children use to call him Chacha Nehru.

Meanwhile, Congress called Jawaharlal Nehru the ‘Architect of modern India’ on his death anniversary. “We remember Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, our first Prime Minister and the “Architect of Modern India" on his death anniversary."

“A visionary who led the nation to great heights through a plethora of economic policies and industrial establishments," the grand old party wrote on its official Twitter handle.

"From the ‘Temples of Modern India’ including IITs, IIMs, AIIMS, DRDO and India’s industrial marvels to India’s forays into nuclear and space research, it was under him that India’s prowess amplified to an unprecedented magnitude," Congress tweeted. 

It added, “Today, we cherish the legacy of Pandit ji, who brought India to the world stage as a leading, global power."

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Updated: 27 May 2023, 09:00 AM IST
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