On This Day - Jawaharlal Nehru's Death Anniversary: Why Did He Wear a Red Rose Every Day?

Nehru passed away on this very date back in 1964.

The "Architect of Modern India", Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India upon India's independence in 1947. He was a true leader whose acceptance among the Indian people was beyond anything. And as it goes without saying, he is one of the most influential figures ever in the country's history.

Nehru (fondly called Pandit Ji) was entirely devoted to the betterment of India's socio-political scenario. Also, during his time, the country flourished in terms of the military, education, and science and technology.

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Today, on Nehru's death anniversary, let's learn why he wore a red rose every day.

Why Did Jawaharlal Nehru Wear a Red Rose Every Day?

Jawaharlal Nehru was always seen with a fresh red rose pinned to his coat. It was his signature style which is still etched into the minds of all.

But not many know the reason behind this.

A few years ago, on the occasion of Rose Day, Congress explained the reason in an Instagram post. The post reads, "Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru pinned a fresh red rose to his coat every day as a reminder of his life with his wife Mrs. Kamala Nehru, who passed away in 1938 after a prolonged illness."

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Some Other Interesting Facts About Nehru

Nehru initially wanted to become an advocate like his father, Motilal Nehru. He even joined the Allahabad High Court after graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge. But soon, he became active in India's freedom struggle.

Between 1950 and 1955, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Peace 11 times. But he never won the award.

He gave a long speech, "Tryst with Destiny", upon India's independence on 15 August 1947. It is considered one of the most inspirational speeches ever.