mentions the names of Jawaharlal's father and grandfather.
Jawahar Lal's father was believed to be Motilal and Motilal's father was one
And we all know that Jawaharlal's only daughter was Indira Priyadarshini Nehru;
Kamala Nehru was her mother, who died in Switzerland of tuberculosis.
The grocer supplied wines,etc. to Anand Bhavan (previously known as Ishrat
But then we all know that everyone has two grandfathers, the paternal and the
In fact, the paternal grandfather is deemed to be the more important grandfather in
It appears that the reason is simply this. Rajiv Gandhi's paternal grandfather
was a Muslim gentleman from the Junagadh area of Gujarat.
Rabindranath himself for misdemeanor, the lonely girl was all by herself,
while father Jawahar was busy with politics, pretty women and illicit sex;
the mother was in hospital.
Feroze Khan, the grocer's son was then in England and he was quite
sympathetic to Indira and soon enough she changed her religion, became a
Muslim woman and married Feroze Khan in a London mosque.
to change his name from Khan to Gandhi. It had nothing to do with change of
religion, from Islam to Hinduism for instance.
It was just a case of a change of name by an affidavit.And so Feroze Khan
became Feroze Gandhi.
On this subject,writes M.O. Mathai (a longtime Private Secretary of Nehru) in his
renowned (but now suppressed by the GOI! ) 'Reminiscences of the Nehru Age'
on page94, second paragraph: "For some inexplicable reason, Nehru allowed
and inter-caste marriage under Vedic rites at that time was not valid in law. To
be legal, it had to be a civil marriage."
political activities. Nehru got fed up and left instructions not to allow him into the
Prime Minister's residence Trimurthi Bhavan.
Mathai writes that the death of Feroze came as a relief to Nehru and Indira. The
death of Feroze in 1960 before he could consolidate his own political forces, is
itself a mystery. Feroze had even planned to remarry.
Those who try to keep tabs on our leaders in spite of all the suppressions and
deliberate misinformation, are aware of the fact that the second son of Indira (or
Mrs.Feroze Khan) known as Sanjay Gandhi was not the son of Feroze.
He was the son of another Muslim gentleman, Mohammad Yunus.
and his passport impounded, for having stolen a car.
Krishna Menon was then India's High Commissioner in London. He offered to
issue another passport to the felon who changed his name to Sanjay.
consequences if he did not marry her daughter. And that did the trick.
Sanjay married Menaka. It was widely reported in Delhi at the time that
Mohammad Yunus was unhappy at the marriage of Sanjay with Menaka.
Apparently he had wanted to get him married with a Muslim girl of his choice.
Sanjay had been circumcised following Islamic custom, although the
reason stated was phimosis.
Delhi as a sanyasini named Shraddha Mata (an assumed and not a real
name). She was a Sanskrit scholar well versed in the ancient Indian
scriptures and mythology.People, including MPs, thronged to her to hear
her discourses. One day S.D. Upadhyaya, Nehru's old employee, brought
a letter in Hindi from Shraddha Mata. Nehru gave her an interview in the
PM's house. As she departed, I noticed (Mathai is speaking here) that
she was young, shapely and beautiful.Meetings of Nehru with her
became rather frequent, mostly after he finished his work at night. During
one of Nehru's visits to Lucknow, Shraddha Mata turned up there and
Upadhyaya brought a letter from her as usual. Nehru sent her the reply
and she visited Nehru at midnight...“
Delhi with a bundle of letters. He said that a young woman from northern
India arrived at the convent a few months ago and gave birth to a baby
boy. She refused to divulge her name or give any particulars about herself.
discreet inquiries repeatedly about the boy but failed to get a clue about his
hereabouts. Convents in such matters are extremely tightlipped and
His grandmother (father's mother) had turned Muslim after having abandoned the
Parsi religion to marry Nawab Khan.
From the New York Times to the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post,
the big guns raised Rajiv to heaven.
passed a single exam. He had therefore toleave Cambridge without a
learn English. Sonia was working as an 'au pair' girl in Cambridge and trying to
learn English at the same time.
prestigious national party because of just one qualification being married into
the Nehru family.
Maneka Gandhi, though Indian, herself is being accepted by the non-Congress
parties not because she was a former model or an animal lover, but for her
bear good fruit.