New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Remembering the first and the longest serving Prime Minister of India, PM Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 56th death anniversary. PM Modi took to Twitter pay his tributes.  

"Tributes to our first PM, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his death anniversary," Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on the microblogging site Twitter.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also paid his tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and recalled him as "a brave freedom fighter and the architect of modern India".

Remembering his great grandfather, Gandhi tweeted, "Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji was a brave freedom fighter, the architect of modern India and our first Prime Minister. A visionary, he is immortalised in the world-class institutions he inspired, that have stood the test of time. On his death anniversary, my tribute to this great son of India."


Another Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh also paid his tributes to the nation's first Prime Minister. "Jawaharlal Nehru died this day 56 years ago. The self-styled 56-inch man & his drum-beaters have been systematically distorting, defaming & destroying Nehru & his legacy, something that Mr. Vajpayee never did. We can rescue the idea of India only by reaffirming the ideas of Nehru", he wrote on Twitter. 


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also remembered Pandit Nehru and tweeted his tributes to the former Prime Minister. 

:Tributes to India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ji on his death anniversary. India will forever be indebted to Pandit Nehru for laying the foundation of our modern, progressive democracy", Kejriwal tweeted.

Pandit Nehru was born on November 14, 1889 in Allahabad. In 1919, he joined the Indian National Congress and joined Mahatma Gandhi in the independence movement. He became the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee in September 1923. Nehru emerged as an eminent leader of the Indian independence movement against the British rule.

He was sworn-in on August 15, 1947, as the first prime minister of India when the nation gained independence from the British empire. Serving till his death on May 27, 1964, Nehru remains India's longest-serving Prime Minister. 

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