Have You Ever Wondered Why Nehru Surname Was Not Carried Forward And Got Replaced By Gandhi?

Blog By mariam  |  29-08-17

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#10 In early 1700s...

#10 In early 1700s...

Raj Kaul is known to be the ancestor of Nehru family. The term Nehru came from the banks of a canal granted to Raj Kaul (Nehru from Nahar, a canal). This is how Nehru surname was acquired. Later, Kaul was dropped and Nehru became the new family surname.


#9 Jawaharlal Nehru

#9 Jawaharlal Nehru

Son of Motilal Nehru, who is also known as Pandit Nehru. He participated in India's freedom struggle and became the first Prime Minister of India. He is also known as the architect of modern India who shaped the sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic.


#8 Indira Priyadarshini.

#8 Indira Priyadarshini.

Indira was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. She grew up with India's freedom struggle and was well aware of the political developments.

At the age of 11, she let go of her toys at her father's request. She formed the monkey's group to fight against British. It was the time when 'Swadeshi Movement' was on roll.


#7 How Indira Priyadarshini became 'Indira Gandhi'.

#7 How Indira Priyadarshini became 'Indira Gandhi'.

Indira's transformation to Gandhi has many myths. From last many years different stories have been heard regarding how Indira Priyadarshini became Indira Gandhi. There are 3 stories behind it. So, let's begin


#6 She married Feroze Khan.

#6 She married Feroze Khan.

Indira became lonely because her father was busy in politics and mother was suffering from tuberculosis. She then met to Feroze Khan.
Son of Nawab Khan who supplied wines etc to Motilal Nehru's house in Allahabad.
They soon became close and at a London Mosque Indira married Feroze Khan. She even changed her religion and became Maimuna Begum.


#5 Nehru was against the marriage. He asked Feroze to change his surname.

#5 Nehru was against the marriage. He asked Feroze to change his surname.

Nehru was against this marriage. He asked Feroze Khan to change his surname from Khan to Gandhi. Soon, Feroze Khan became Feroze Gandhi. And after marrying him, Indira got her name, Indira Gandhi.


#4 Mahatma Gandhi adopted Feroze Khan and gave him his surname 'Gandhi'.

#4 Mahatma Gandhi adopted Feroze Khan and gave him his surname 'Gandhi'.

According to another story, Nehru never wanted her daughter to go for an inter-caste marriage.

Seeing all these situations, Mahatma Gandhi decided to adopt Feroze Khan and gave him his 'Gandhi' surname because he was fond of Indira.
After this, Nehru didn't find any problem with Feroze and let her daughter marry him. This is how she became Indira Gandhi.


#3 Feroze Gandhi was born as Feroze Jehangir Ghandy

#3 Feroze Gandhi was born as Feroze Jehangir Ghandy

There is another tale, According to this, Feroze Gandhi was actually born as Feroze Jehangir Ghandy. Feroze was born in a Parsi family. His parents lived in Bombay now called Mumbai.


#2 Feroze Jehangir Ghandy changed his surname's spelling to Gandhi.

#2 Feroze Jehangir Ghandy changed his surname's spelling to Gandhi.

After studies in 1930, Feroze Ghandy joined Indian Independence Movement. He got inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and changed the spelling of his surname from 'Ghandy' to 'Gandhi'.


#1 He proposed Indira in 1933 but was rejected

#1 He proposed Indira in 1933 but was rejected

Feroze proposed to Indira in 1933, but Indira and her mother rejected it, saying she was too young. After Kamala Nehru's death, Feroze and Indira got closer. They later married in 1942, according to Hindu rituals.








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