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Nehru Genealogy and Nehru Family History Information

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  • Braj Kumar Nehru (1909 - 2001)
    data added by Dr.Navin Atal Braj Kumar Nehru' (September 4 1909 - October 31 2001) was the son of Brijlal and Rameshwari Nehru and a relative of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. He ...
  • Indira Priyadarshani Gandhi (1917 - 1984)
    Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: इंदिरा प्रियदर्शिनी गा&#x...
  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964)
    Jawaharlal Nehru (Hindi/Kashmiri: जवाहरलाल नेहरू, pronounced [dʒəʋaːɦ%...
  • Kamala Nehru (1899 - 1936)
    Kamala Kaul Nehru (1899–1936) was the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru - leader of the Indian National Congress and first Prime Minister of India. Kamala married Nehru on 8 February 1916. Their marriage...
  • Motilal Nehru (1861 - 1931)
    Motilal Nehru (Kashmiri/Hindi: मोतीलाल नेहरू) (6 May 1861 – 6 February 1931) was an early Indian independence ...

About the Nehru surname

In his autobiography, Jawahar Lal Nehru, India's first prime minister states that his ancestors who came from Kashmir and were kashmiri pandits adopted the surname Nehru as they used to live next to a "nehar" (hindi word for canal). The name initially became Kaul-Nehru but the Kaul was dropped later.

During the turmoil in early nineteenth century, two known branches of this family moved in different directions - one to Allahbad and the other to Ambala. Both these branches have produced great politicians, freedom fighters, bureaucrats, judges and authors.

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