New Delhi, May 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid homage to the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 54th death anniversary on Sunday. Taking to Twitter, Modi posted,”Tributes to our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary.” Also Read - Kolkata vs Hyderabad MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 IPL 2020: Injury Update: Your Best 11, Captain, Vice-Captain Indian T20 League, Match 8

Tributes to the former Prime Minister on his death anniversary were also paid by Congress president Rahul Gandhi  at Shanti Van. Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Vice President Hamid Ansari, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also visited Shanti Van. Also Read - KKR vs SRH Dream11 Team Hints And Predictions, Captain And Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 8 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi at 7:30 PM IST Saturday, September 26

Who was Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru? Also Read - IPL 2020 News: MS Dhoni on Ambati Rayudu's Return, Slams CSK Batsmen And Bowlers For Inconsistent Performances vs Delhi Capitals

Born on November 14, 1889 in Allahabad, Pandit Nehru joined the Indian National Congress in 1919. He also joined Mahatma Gandhi in the independence movement. In September 1923, he became the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee. He attended the All-Party Congress on August 29, 1928 and was one of the signatories to the Nehru Report on Indian Constitutional Reform, named after his father Motilal Nehru.

In 1929, Nehru was elected the president of the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress, where complete independence for the country was adopted as the goal. During 1930-35, he was imprisoned several times in connection with the Salt Satyagraha and other movements launched by the Congress.

On August 15, 1947, he was sworn-in as the first prime minister of India when the nation gained independence from the British empire. Serving until his death till May 27, 1964, Nehru remains India’s longest-serving prime minister.