Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru, 1956

Jawaharlal Nehru died on this day, May 27, in 1964. Nehru was an Indian independence activist, and subsequently, the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence. He served India as Prime Minister from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964. Nehru was photographed twice by Karsh, in 1949 and in 1956.