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In Pictures: Congress leaders pay tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary

Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: Congress leaders pay tribute to country's first Prime Minister
Senior Congress leaders on Monday paid tribute to country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at Shanti Van. Among those present were Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Motilal Vohra and former Vice President Hamid Ansari. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary. In a tweet, PM Modi wrote, “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his death anniversary. We remember his contributions to our nation.” The Congress under his leadership dominated national and state-level politics and won consecutive elections in 1951, 1957, and 1962.
Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: Congress leaders pay tribute to country's first Prime Minister
During India’s struggle for freedom from the British, Pandit Nehru was imprisoned 9 times.
Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: Congress leaders pay tribute to country's first Prime Minister
It was during his imprisonment in the mid 1930’s that Pandit Nehru penned his autobiography, “Toward Freedom”.
Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: Congress leaders pay tribute to country's first Prime Minister
Pandit Nehru introduced Article 44 to the constitution which sought to establish India’s status as a ‘secular state’.
Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: Congress leaders pay tribute to country's first Prime Minister
Nehru was nominated a total of 11 times for the Nobel Peace Prize between 1950 to 1955