From Nehru to his Chief Ministers

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Print edition : December 12, 2014

1948: Jawaharlal Nehru announces Gandhi's assassination to a crying crowd. Photo: Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurating the 9th meeting of the National Development Council in New Delhi on June 3, 1957. The meeting was attended by the Chief Ministers of all States except Orissa (Odisha), which was represented by its Industries Minister, and representatives of Union Territories, Central Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Chairman and Members of the Planning Commission. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Nehru on the 'deck' of the boat carrying the ashes of Mahatma Gandhifor the final immersion ceremony in the Triveni, Allahabad. Ramdas Gandhi is seen with the urn, while Devadas Gandhi and Nehru are in the foreground. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The trial of the persons accused of participation and complicity in Mahatma Gandhi's assassination in the Special Court at the Red Fort in Delhi on May 27, 1948. In the front row are (left to right): Nathuram Vinayak Godse, Narayan Dattatraya Apte and Vishnu Ramkrishna Karkare. Photo: The HINDU ARCHIVES

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru addressing the National Planning Conference at Parliament House on April 25,1950. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The Second Five Year Plan, prepared by the Planning Commission, being signed by Nehru, Chairman of the Commission, in New Delhi on May 14, 1956. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

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