Although more famous for his monumental work for India after her
independence, Jawaharlal's contribution to the freedom movement is enormous. Born to
Motilal Nehru, an early congressman and once a president of the Indian National Congress,
Nehru was destined to lead India. His education, charm, scholarship, and vision is
rarely equaled in modern political history of the world.
He served as president of Indian National Congress
for several years and was among the moderates in the party. While Gandhi spent much of his
efforts in spiritual discovery, Nehru and Patel shared the burden of building the nation.