Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allabahad on November 14, 1889. He received his early education at home under private tutors. At the age of fifteen, he went to England and after two years at Harrow, joined Cambridge University where he took his tripos in Natural Sciences. Nehru was an Indian nationalist leader and statesman who became the first prime minister of independent India in 1947. Read Jawaharlal Nehru Biography and Profile.