NEW DELHI: The 125th birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru has placed him under attack from those who would like to reduce his role in the nation’s history to a bare minimum. Scholars have warned of these attempts, with the worry becoming real with the ongoing controversy over the Teen Murti Memorial and Library that is seen by the Culture Minister as too Nehru-centric.

The Citizen went to the national archives to bring together a selection of fairly rare photographs of meetings and events that certainly cannot be re-written, try as much as we may.

Celebrating science and reason: Nehru with the great scientist Albert Einstein

A handshake for revolutionaries: Neru receiving Che Guevara in Delhi

Foes and yet friends: Nehru with Chinese Premier Chou en Lai

Changing the world: Nasser, Tito, Nehru

Time off for letters and spirit: Nehru with Rabindranath Tagore

The three grest men of Independence: Nehru, Gandhi, Maulana Azad

Differences and yet deep respect and regard:Nehru and Sardar Patel

The struggle for Independence: Nehru and Gandhi-I

The struggle for Independence: Nehru and Gandhi-!!

Nehru with the Frontier Gandhi, Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan

Nehru Playing Holi with Govind Ballabh Pant

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At the stroke of midnight August 14, 1947 with Destiny’