Thursday, 14 April 2011

India Independent : British Rule Ends - Rare Photo Collection

India’s First Independence Day Celebrations In Delhi AUGUST 15,1947.

India was split into two countries — Pakistan and India — in August 1947 when the British ended their colonial rule. Pakistan celebrates its independence day today (August 14), while India a day later on August 15. The photograph above shows Muhammad Ali Jinnah and M.K. Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi), both designated as “Father of the Nation” by the newly independent nations respectively.

Mountbatten arrives at Delhi airport and is been received by Nehru and Liaquat Ali on March 25, 1947.

Mountbatten swears Jawaharlal Nehru in as Prime Minister of India on August 15, 1947.

After swearing in as the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru gives his first speech holding an Indian flag on August 15, 1947.

Nehru along with Mountbatten on the first Independence Day in Delhi on August 15, 1947.



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