Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
(14.11.1889, Allahabad – 27.05.1964) was the first Prime Minister of India and a leader of the Congress Party during the freedom movement, serving as its President four times.
In 1936 Dilip Kumar Roy, a member of the Ashram who was acquainted with Nehru, proposed inviting Nehru to stay with him if and when Nehru came to Pondicherry. Sri Aurobindo answered to Dilip: “I am afraid what you propose is impossible. Jawaharlal is coming on a political mission and as president of the Congress, while we have to steer clear not only of politics but of the shadow of politics...”
In 1955 Jawaharlal Nehru visited the Mother in Pondicherry.