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Nehru was architect of modern India: JK Cong chief

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Jammu: Jawaharlal Nehru was the architect of modern India and a hero of the masses, Congress’s J-K chief Gulam Ahmed Mir said after paying tributes to the country’s first prime minister on his 130th birth anniversary.

Speaking at a function at the party’s headquarters here, Mir described Nehru as a great statesman and a visionary leader who laid a sound foundation for a modern India.

“He is known as the architect of modern India because of his multi-dimensional contributions in shaping the future of Independent India,” Mir said.

Nehru was a valiant freedom fighter, a hero of the masses and a passionate Indian, he said.

He dedicated his life to the struggle to free India from colonial rule, Mir said, adding that Nehru was an ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi. (PTI)

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