Lie: The Nehru-Gandhi family starts with the Mughal man named Ghiyasuddin Ghazi.

#Truth: Again. Blatant Lies! To malign the name of the Nehru Family – the BJP at their communal best.

However, historians say authentic biographies of Nehru – like Sarvepalli Gopal’s three volume work “Jawaharlal Nehru: A Biography” or “Nehru: A Contemporary’s Estimate” by Walter Crocker — have not drawn any such conclusion as Nehru’s grandfather being a Muslim by the name of Ghazi.

“The conspiracy theory accounts doing the rounds on the internet lack credibility. There is no credibility, no document-based evidence. No properly educated person can take it seriously,” said Mridula Mukherjee, professor of history in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University.

In fact, Nehru’s family was Kashmiri and the oldest known ancestor was Raj Kaul, who was a Sanskrit and Persian scholar in Kashmir. Raj Kaul’s house was by the side of a canal (nahar) and that’s how the surname Nehru evolved.

“Kaul had been the family name; this changed to Kaul-Nehru; and, in later years, Kaul dropped out and we became simply Nehrus,” wrote Nehru in his autobiography.

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