Jawaharlal Nehru Quote
“[On India's achieving independence from Great Britain:] At the stroke of the midnight hour, while the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”
Speech to Indian Constituent Assembly, 14 Aug. 1947
Quoted in John Kenneth Galbraith, A Life in Our Times (1981)
Born: November 14, 1889
Died: May 27, 1964 (age 74)
Bio: Jawaharlal Nehru, often referred to as Panditji, was an Indian politician and statesman, a leader in the Indian independence movement, and the first independent Prime Minister of India. Nehru was elected by the Indian National Congress to assume office as India's first independent Prime Minister in 1947, and re-elected when the Congress party won India's first general election in 1951.