Most of us would have not known that before becoming the public figures, what our famous political leaders’ first jobs were? If you have that curiosity, check out the list of the famous political leaders with their first jobs.
Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of our independent India was often called as ‘Chacha Nehru’. Nehru was an outstanding statesman and also a respected patriot. After he completed his early education in India, he was sent to Britain by his father Pandit Moti Lal Nehru for further education. Before becoming the Prime Minister of India, his first public career was started as the Chairman of Allahabad Committee. He was working there with such practical efficiency for which even his opponents praised him for his good job. He also served as an eminent lawyer.
2. Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi, earlier called as Antonia Edvige Albina Maino, is an Italian-born Indian politician and she is currently serving as the President of the Indian National Congress. When she went to study English at the Bell Education Trust’s language school at Cambridge, she met Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian Prime Minister in the year 1965 at the Greek restaurant. She was working as a waitress at that Greek restaurant which was inside the University campus. After she married Rajiv Gandhi in the year 1968, she took care of the family while Rajiv worked as an Airline pilot. Later after her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi was assassinated, her husband was elected as the next Prime Minister. During that time, as the PM’s wife she acted as his official hostess and visited number of states with him during his term.
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, was the renowned former President of our nation often called as ‘People’s President’. Before becoming the President of our nation, he served in many fields. Basically he was a well known aerospace engineer and he also served as a professor of aerospace engineering.He served as the first Chancellor of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology at Thiruvananthapuram. Before all that, as soon as he completed his graduation from the Madras Institute of Technology in 1960, he joined as the chief scientist at the Aeronautical Development Establishment of DRDO, reports the Wikipedia. At DRDO, Kalam started his career after designing a small helicopter for the Indian Army.
4. Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh, born to the Punjabi family in the year 1932, completed his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Economics at the Panjab University at Chandigarh. He completed his further studies at the University of Oxford and after completing his Ph. D he worked for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and he also taught at the University of Delhi he worked as an advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Trade. In 1991, he was chosen as the Finance Minister by then Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao.
5. Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi, General Secretary of the Indian National Congress, is the son of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. After completing his Bachelor of Arts in 1994 from the Rollins College,he moved on to Trinity College of Cambridge University to complete his M.Phil in 1995. After graduation, he started working at the Monitor Group, which is a management consulting firm in London. In the year 2002, he joined as one of the directors of Mumbai based technology outsourcing firm Backops Services Private firm.
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