Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Facts about Jawahar Lal Nehru - 1

The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty starts with the Mughal man named Ghiyasuddin Ghazi. He was the City Kotwal i.e. police officer of Delhi prior to the uprising of 1857, under the Mughal rule.
After capturing Delhi in 1857, in the year of the mutiny, the British were slaughtering all Mughals everywhere. The British made a thorough search and killed every Mughal so that there were no future claimant to the throne ofDelhi. The Hindus on the other hand were not targeted by the British unless isolated Hindus were found to be siding with the Mughals, due to past associations. Therefore, it became customary for many Mohammedans to adopt Hindu names. So, the man Ghiyasuddin Ghazi (the word means kafir-killer) adopted a Hindu name Gangadhar Nehru and thus saved his life by the subterfuge.
 Ghiyasuddin Ghazi apparently used to reside on the bank of a canal (or Nehr) near the Red Fort. Thus, he adopted the name ‘Nehru’ as the family name. Through out the world, we do not find any descendant other than that of Gangadhar, having the surname Nehru. The 13th volume of the “Encyclopedia of Indian War of Independence” (ISBN:81-261-3745-9) by M.K. Singh states it elaborately. The Government of India have been hiding this fact.
City Kotwal was an important post like today’s Commissioner of Police. It appears from Mughal records that there was no Hindu Kotwal employed. It was extremely unlikely for a Hindu to be hired for that post. Compulsorily only Mohammedans of foreign ancestry were hired for such important posts.
Jawaharlal Nehru's second sister Krishna Hutheesing also mentions in her memoirs that her grandfather was the city Kotwal of Delhi prior to 1857’s uprising when Bahadur Shah Zafar was still the sultan of Delhi. Jawaharlal Nehru, in his autobiography, states that he have seen a picture of his grandfather which portrays him like a Mughal nobleman. In that picture it appears that he was having long & very thick beard, wearing a Muslim cap and was having two swords in his hands.
Jawaharlal Nehru also states in his autobiography that on their way to Agra (a seat of Mughal influence) from Delhi, the members of his grand father’s family were detained by the British. The reason for the detention was their Mughal features. They however pleaded that they were Kashmiri Pandits and thus got away. The Urdu literature of the 19th century, especially the works of Khwaja Hasan Nizami, are full of the miseries that the Mughals and Mohammedans have to face then. They also describe how Mughals escaped to other cities to save their lives. In all probability, Jawahar Nehru's Mughal grandfather and his family were among them.

With Thanks From : Nehru Gandhi dynasty

1 comment:

  1. It is said that during that time Guru Gobind Singh Ji 10th Guru of Sikhs eft Punjab and headed towards Maharashtar and in Feb 1707 Aurangzeb died and Guru Gobind Singh the next year in Oct 1708. Bahadur Shah sat on the throne who died in Feb 1712 in Lahore. Faruqseer followed Bahadur Shah with a changed administrative attitude. In 1716 he admitted that Ganga Dhar Kaul was tortured and killed in excess and alloted a jagir(land) to his son Raj Kaul in a suburb of Delhi called Andha Mughal along side a canal(nehar). Raj Kaul took off his Kaul name and people started calling him Neharwala or Nehru. Bansi Dhar Nehru(1848-1913), grandfather of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru,who was a first grade magistrate in Utter Pradesh area has written about the Nehar and jagir in a note about the family history. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru writes in his autobiography(Autobiography, 1936 page 1 to 5)) that Faruqseer went to Kashmir in 1916 and brought their ancestor Raj Kaul because he was a reknowned scholar of Sanskrit and Farsi and settled him in Andha Mughal near Delhi alloting a land near the canal(nehar). All historian(other than Nehru) agree that Faruqseer never went to Kashmir. He further writes that they were called as Kaul-Nehru for a while and eventually Kaul name was dropped and Nehru became their last name.(MJ Akbar, Jawahar Lal Nehru, A Biography, p.5) Many of Nehru's cousins still have their Kashmiri Hindu last name, prominent of which is Sheila Kaul,ex-cabinet minister in Indra Gandhi's cabinet for long time.


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