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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 ...
  • Fori (Shobha) Nehru (1908 - 2017)
    Interview with Fori I am sure this remarkable 102-year-old woman would never approve of the heading I have given to this story. Not long ago, I took a British friend to meet her at her house in Kasau...
  • Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (1917 - 1984)
    Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: इंदिरा प्रियदर्शिनी गांधी Indirā Priyadarśinī Gāndhī; née: Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was the Prime Minister of the Republic of India for three conse...
  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964)
    Jawaharlal Nehru (Hindi/Kashmiri: जवाहरलाल नेहरू, pronounced [dʒəʋaːɦərˈlaːl ˈneːɦruː]; 14 November 1889–27 May 1964[4]) was an Indian statesman who was the first (and to date the longest-serving) prim...
  • 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 was ar...

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.

Geni probably has 80% or more names of all people who ever carried the surname Nehru