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Who authored the book 'Discovering India'?
1. Morarji Desai
2. Jawaharlal Nehru
3. Lal Bahadur Shastri
4. Rabindranath Tagore

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Jawaharlal Nehru

The Correct answer is Jawaharlal Nehru.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru:
    • Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India.
    • He was born on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad.
    • November 14 is celebrated as Children's Day in India.
    • He is the Prime Minister who has had the longest term in office.
    • He served as the prime minister of India from 15th August 1947 to 1964.
    • He is the architect of the Preamble of the Indian constitution.
    • He was the Prime Minister of India during the Indo-China war in 1962.
    • He served as the first chairman of the planning commission of India.
    • He was honoured with the Bharat Ratna in 1955.
    • The name Panchayati raj was given by Jawaharlal Nehru.
    • National herald is the newspaper started by Jawaharlal Nehru.
    • He is the first prime minister to die in harness.
    • Glimpses of the world, Discovery of India are the famous works of Nehru.
    • Discovery of India Deals with history, uniqueness, features of our country India.
    • Shantivan is the cremation ground of Jawaharlal Nehru.
    • He died on May 27, 1964, in New Delhi​​ 

  • Morarji Desai:

    • First Non-Congress and the oldest PM born on 29th February 1896 at Valsad district in Gujarat.
    • First-person to become the PM after becoming the Chief Minister of a State.
    • First PM and Deputy PM are to resign.
    • The Union Finance Minister to present the maximum number of budgets (10 times).
    • Longest Serving Minister of Union Finance Minister.
    • He received Bharat Ratna in 1991.
    • Autobiography: The story of my life.
    • Resting place - Abhayghat
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri
    • The only Indian Prime Minister to die outside India is Lal Bahadur Shastri.
    • The first Prime Minister to born in the 20th Century (2nd October 1904) at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
    • Lal Bahadur Shastri is the first person to receive Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1966.
    • He was the PM during the period of the India-Pak war 1965.
    • He was the second PM to die in harness after Nehru.
    • Lal Bahadur Shastri is known as the 'Man of Peace.
    • The famous Tashkent agreement with Pakistan was signed by Lal Bahadur Shastri on January 10, 1966, which resolved the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
    • The famous slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kizan' was raised by Lal Bahadur Shastri.
    • Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport is formerly known as Varanasi Airport.
    • Resting place - Vijayghat.
  • Rabindranath Tagore:
    • He was an Indian Poet, writer, painter, composer and social reformer.
    • He was born on May 7, 1861, in Calcutta.
    • He was the first Asian who received Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.
    • His work Geetanjali got the Nobel Prize.
    • He was credited for writing our National Anthem Jana Gana Mana.
    • He was also written the National Anthem of Bangladesh. ( Amar Shonar Bangla).
    • Chandalika was a famous play of Rabindranath Tagore.
    • Rabindranath Tagore returned 'the sir' (Knighthood) award to the British government in 1919 to protest against the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in which 379 innocent people died at the hands of the British army. 
    • He founded Vishwa Bharathi, Oldest central university.
    • Rabindranath Tagore gave the title of Mahatma to M K Gandhi.
    • He died on August 7, 1941, in Calcutta.

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