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Nehru, who was jealous of Edwina's proximity

When Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru decided to join the interim government on September 2, 1946, he was allotted a four-bedroom bungalow on 16 York Road in Delhi. The European Road is now known as Moti Lal Nehru Marg or Road.





Jawaharlal Nehru was very happy with this bungalow. But when Gandhi was killed, Nehru's security was increased and police tents were installed in his house.

The demand grew that Nehru had to be moved to another house where his security could be ensured. Lord Mountbatten suggested that Nehru should be transferred to the Commander-in-Chief's residence.

Sardar Patel told him that he had not yet come out of grief that he could not protect Gandhi. At the behest of Lord Mountbatten, the cabinet approved the transfer of Nehru to the Commander-in-Chief's residence. Nehru was not very happy with the progress.

Nehru's assistant Mo Mathai writes in his book 'Reminisces of Nehru Age' that when Nehru moved into the house, he refused to get the Prime Minister Rs 500 a month for entertainment.

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"Some ministers, of whom Gopala Swami Ainger was important, suggested that the Prime Minister's salary should be double that of other ministers, but Nehru refused to accept it."

"At the time of independence, the Prime Minister's salary was fixed at 3000 monthly but he first made it Rs 2250 and later Rs 2000."

Nehru courtesy

After 1946, Nehru always kept 200 rupees in his pocket but soon the money ran out as he distributed the money to those in need.

Mathai says that I stopped keeping 200 rupees in Nehru's pocket but then Nehru threatened him that he would help the needy by borrowing.

Mathai further writes, 'I have ordered that no officer should pay Nehru more than Rs 10 a day. Then I started putting some money from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to the secretary of Nehru. Nehru used to spend a lot of money on himself. To this extent they were also known as miser. But it did not take them a second to spend Rs 5,000 to buy the painting that Sis Brunner had made.

He further writes that when Nehru died on May 27, 1964, he owned his home in Anand Bhawan and only had enough money in his bank account to pay the house tax.

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Nehru's proximity to Edwina Mount Baton

People say that Nehru's heart was touched by Edwina, the wife of Lord Mountbatten, the Viceroy, but before Edwina, the wife of the Viceroy Veil, Eugene Veil, also wanted him. Since she was older than Nehru and not very handsome in appearance, so many rumors about her did not spread.

Nehru also used to swim in the swimming pool at Government House in Vevil's time, but there was no mention of it. People's attention was focused on Edwina Mountbatten swimming in the swimming pool with Nehru.

Edwina's friendship with Nehru began when Adwina and her family were preparing to return to England.

Philip Ziegler, author of the biography of Mountbatten, and Larry Collins and Dominic LaPierre, the authors of 'Freedom at Midnight', have written about it a lot.

The most convincing proof of this was given by Russian Modi, a former Tata Steel official, writes MJ Akbar, author of Nehru's biography. Between 1949 and 1952, Russian father Sir Homi Modi held the post of governor of Uttar Pradesh. Nehru had traveled to Uttar Pradesh's famous hill station Nainital and stayed with Governor Modi. '

"At 8 pm, Sir Modi told his son to go to Nehru's room to inform him that the meal had been served on the table and everyone was waiting for him."

Akbar further writes that when Russian Modi opened the door to Nehru's room, he saw that Nehru had stuffed Adina in his arms. Nehru saw the Russian and made a strange mouth. Modi quickly closed the door and walked out. After a while Nehru arrived at the dinner table and then followed Adina behind him. '

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Edwina's 'gambler'

Another Nehru biographer, Stanley Walpert, writes that he saw Nehru and Edwina at the opening ceremony of a program at Lalit Kala Academy in Delhi.

Walpert writes: 'I was surprised to find that Nehru was not shy away from touching Adina publicly, grabbing her hand and talking in her ears. Mount Ramsey's Lord Ramsey told me that there was only one good friendship between the two. There is nothing more. But Lord Mountbatten himself wrote Nehru's letters in the name of Edwina as 'Letters'. No one had more idea to what extent Edwina wanted her 'sister-in-law'.

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Until the last time Nehru had Adina's letters

When Jawaharlal Nehru traveled to London to attend the Commonwealth Summit on March 21, 1949, he was received by Indian diplomat Krishna Menon at the Heathrow Airport in London and taken to his home in Edinburgh Mountain, Ralph Rice.

In his book 'Jawaharlal Nehru Abroad - A Chronological Study', OP Rhalen mentions that the next day, Nehru had lunch with George Pancham, and in the evening he went to Britain.
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Nehru's proximity to Mardola Sarabhai

After Pandit Nehru's wife Kamala Nehru died in 1936, Nehru remained close to many women. One of them was Mardula Sarabhai, sister of space scientist Vikram Sarabhai.

Born in 1911, Mardola Sarabhai writes in his autobiography The Voice of the Heart that Nehru had his first meeting in Chennai when he came to his house for dinner.

Mardola had his hair cut. She did not wear any makeup or wear any jewelry.

In 1946, Nehru made him the General Secretary of the Congress Party. His love for Nehru was that when Nehru was visiting the states, he wrote letters to the chief ministers and secretaries and issued orders about the security arrangements made for him.

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Nehru also had deep ties with Padmaja Naidu

Nehru was also closer to Padmaja Naidu, daughter of Sarojini Naidu. He was born in 1900. On 2 March 1938, Nehru wrote in a letter from Padma to Lucknow: 'It is good to see you. And become less listened to so that the shortcomings of those who are getting older can be fulfilled. '

In response to a telegram sent to Padmaja, Nehru wrote, 'Your telegram has been received. How foolish and full of women. It may have been the atonement of love with grace (Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru vol. 13). Senior journalist MJ Akbar writes in Nehru's biography that the two heroes of Indian independence were competing in fields other than politics.

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Envy of Padmaja and Edwina

In another letter dated 18 November 1937, Nehru asked Padmaja, 'How old are you? 20? '

Nehru was probably joking because Padmaja was born in 1900. And then he was 37 years old.

In another letter, he advised Padmaja to personally write to him whenever he wrote the letter so that his secretary would not open the letter.

Mathai writes in his book, "When Padmaja visits Anand Bhawan or three statue dwellings in Delhi, in her home in Allahabad, Nehru, she keeps the mystery of staying in Nehru's armpit room."

She also writes, 'She always wore a deep neck blouse. Once they saw two pictures of Lady Mountbatten in Nehru's dream house, they could not bear it. He also posted his picture on the fireplace of the room where Nehru's eyes lay on it. But as soon as they were born they dropped the picture and put it in the store. '

Mentioning another similar story, 'Padmaja became so envious that she locked herself in a room and refused to meet Adina. Later, Nehru made Padmaja the governor of West Bengal and he held it for more than a decade.

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Shraddha Mata and Nehru

Mathai mentions another beautiful woman from Benares who used to call herself a nun and a devout mother.

Mathai is alleged to have attracted Nehru to her in 1948.

In an interview for the 'New Delhi' magazine to the famous journalist Khushwant Singh in 1979, Shardha Mata strongly condemned any physical relationship with Nehru, but admitted that her meetings with Nehru continued. They were greatly affected by it.

He also admitted that if Nehru had ever heard of another marriage in his heart, he would have married her.

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Hate the air conditioner

Nehru hated the air conditioner. They did not use it in the bedroom or in their office. During the summer they preferred to sleep at night. The reason was that they liked the aroma of the soil.

In the summer Nehru's study used an air conditioner where he worked late at night.

"Once he went abroad, he was followed by an air conditioner in his room, but he never used it," writes Mathai.

Mathai writes: 'In the afternoon, two hours before we came to his house, we used air conditioners. As their car approached the gate, the air conditioner was switched off. After lunch they rested in their bedroom for a while, but during that time the air conditioner was always closed. '

Getty Images During the meeting with Pakistani President Ayub Khan, Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri wore the same coat that was given to him by Jawaharlal Nehru.
Elephant rod

Nehru was often seen holding an elephant tooth in his hand.

Once he was asked about this, he said that I use this stick to control my nerves. He always had a habit of catching things while he was working.

He once said that if they did not have this rod, they would roll a handkerchief and hold it tightly in their fists.

Their expression of love for a person was such that they used to give him their things. They have given many people their used hats, shirts, slippers and shoes as gifts.

Lal Bahadur Shastri had given him his used overcoat. Lal Bahadur Shastri made the same overcoat while meeting Pakistani President Ayub Khan in Tashkent

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