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Indian nationalist leader and statesman who was the first prime minister 1947-64 of independent India Nehru was born on November 14 1889 the son of a wealthy Brahman lawyer from Kashmir He went to England at the age of 16 and was educated at the Harrow School and at the University of Cambridge Returning to India in 1912 he practiced law for some years and in 1919 joined the Indian National Congress the principal nationalist organization of India led by Mohandas K Gandhi Nehru soon became a leader of the nationalist movement between 1921 and 1945 he was imprisoned nine times by the British administration for his activities on behalf of Indian independence He served as president of the Congress party from 1929 to 1931 a position he subsequently held six times Although Nehru remained a supporter of Gandhi until the latters death in 1948 he did not share Gandhis belief in passive resistance as a means of driving the British out of India Instead he put forth a militant program involving the adoption of all possible measures short of armed resistance to the British In 1942 Nehru replaced Gandhi as the recognized leader of the National Congress party Four years later when the British began preparations for withdrawal from India he was invited to form an interim government to organize the transition from dependency to independence During the following year Nehru attempted to prevent the partition of India into separate Hindu and Muslim states but he was unsuccessful and a separate Muslim state known as Pakistan was founded In August 1947 following the final withdrawal of the British and the establishment of India as a self-governing dominion within the Commonwealth Nehru was elected prime minister He continued in that post when India became a republic in 1950 and was returned to office repeatedly until his death on May 27 1964 in New Delhi As prime minister Nehru was
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