Kamala Kaul Nehru (1 August 1899 - 28 February 1936) was a freedom fighter, wife of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India and the mother of Indira Gandhi. She was known to be deeply sincere, highly patriotic, serious minded and sensitive. Kamala Nehru was born on 1 August 1899 and brought up in a traditional Kashmiri Brahmin middle-class family of old Delhi. Kamala married Jawaharlal Nehru at the age of 17.
Kamala was involved with the Nehrus in the national movement, that she emerged into the forefront. In the Non Cooperation movement of 1921, she organized groups of women in Allahabad and picketed shops selling foreign cloth and liquor. When her husband was arrested to prevent him delivering a “seditious” public speech, she went in his place to read it out. The British soon realized the threat that Kamala Nehru posed to them and how popular she had become with women’s groups all over India. She was thus arrested on two occasions for involvement in Independence struggle activities. Kamala died from tuberculosis in Lausanne, Switzerland on 28 February 1936.Hide.