Nehru Family Tree and How Can We Make a Family Tree for Us

In this guide, we are going to learn about India's Nehru family tree and hom to make such a family tree in minutes with EdrawMax.


Nehru family is one of the oldest political families in India. They have ruled India more than any other family. Their roots belong to Kashmir, where Motilal Nehru started his political career and gave birth to Indian Nation Congress. His son Jawaharlal Nehru reigned over 17 years as the first prime minister of India and made several contributions while getting independence from British rule.

Indian National Congress is still a party running elections in every contest, and there is a huge following for this party in India.

In this article, we are going to make a Nehru family tree and talk about the most influential members of the family. We will also discuss the methods used to design such a family tree as well.

In this article
  1. Nehru Family Tree
  2. How to Draw Such a Diagram?
  3. Conclusion

Part 1. Nehru Family Tree

The family tree has been made with Wondershare EdrawMax. If you are interested in making such a family tree on your own, download it or try the free tool online, which supports creation of over 210 types of diagrams.

Nehru family tree and all-important members

As mentioned earlier, the Nehru family is one of the most important families in Indian history. They have been successful in ruling India for more than any other party. They have been through tough times as well when a few of the members were assassinated over conflicts.

The Nehru Family tree starts with Motilal Nehru and Swarup Rani Nehru.

Motilal Nehru and Swarup Rani both belonged to Kashmir. They got married, and Swarup Rani became his second wife. His first wife died while giving birth to a child. Both of them couldn't survive.

Motilal Nehru and Swarup Rani had three children: Jawaharlal Nehru, Krishna Nehra and Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru. Among those three children, Jawaharlal Nehru put his paddle on the race to keep his father's legacy moving. Swarup Rani had to go through a lot of difficulties when his son Jawaharlal and Husband Motilal were arrested. However, she kept working hard for the independence movements running around the country.

Jawaharlal and Kamala Kaul married in 1916 and gave birth to their only child, Indira Priyadarshini. However, a letter to his mother, Swarup Rani, Jawaharlal Nehru, cleared his intentions about not getting into an arranged marriage. However, he married Kamala on his return to India.

Motilal Nehru died in 1931, and Jawaharlal was in prison. He wasn't allowed to attend his father's last ceremony as he was in jail. After seven years of Motilal Nehru's death, Swarup Rani Nehru died.

Indira Priyadarshini's love for her grandmother was an absolute delight. They loved each other so much and spent a lot of time together.

Jawaharlal became the first Prime minister of India in 1947 and retained his position for almost 17 years. He had to go through a lot of hurdles during his tenure. A family conflict arose as well when Indira Showed his will to marry Feroze Ghandi. Jawaharlal wasn't convinced of her will and was against the marriage.

Feroze Ghandi was a Parsi, and his real name was Feroze Ghandy, which he changed to Ghandi by the influence of Mahatma Ghandi. That was the start of the Nehru Ghandi base, and this family now has the surname of Ghandhi.

Indira Gandhi served India as a prime minister twice. Her two tenures, 1966-1977 and 1989-1984, were quite successful. During her tenure, she faced Sikh conflict as well, and that specific conflict became the main cause of her death when a Sikh assassinated her.

Indira and Feroze had two sons, Rajiv Ghandi and Sanjay Ghandi. Feroze died in 1960 at the age of 48. Rajiv Gandhi took an interest in politics and became the Prime Minister of India later. He married Sonia Maino and gave birth to two children, Rahul Ghandi and Priyanka Ghandi, who are now the current leader of the Indian National Congress.

Rajiv Gandhi died when he was running a campaign in Sriperumbudur. He was approaching the dais and well greeted by the people over there. A lady approached him and touched his feet, who had a bomb under her dress. Fourteen people died in the bomb explosion, and 43 people were heavily injured. The assassin's name was Kalaivani Rajaratnam. The assassination was recorded by a cameraman named Haribabu. He was one of the people who died in that bomb explosion. The film was retrieved from his camera during the investigation.

On the other hand, Indira's second son, Sanjay Gandhi, married Maneka Anand. Sanjay was one of the main leaders of the party and retained special departments of the party. Although, he was not named for the prime minister seat. Sanjay and Maneka had one son, Varun Ghandi.

Priyanka Ghandi is married to Robert Vadra, and Rahul Ghandi's relationship status is not certain.

Part 2. How to Draw Such a Diagram?

Method 1: Starting from Scratch

Family tree diagrams are usually lengthy Diagrams with a lot of components, images and relationships. These types of trees take time as you need to gather images for each person, his data like date of birth and his relationship to another member of the tree. However, there are a few steps you need to follow to make a family tree Diagram.

First of all, draw components of the Diagram where you want to add details for each member. It could be a block if you are not interested in putting the images for each person. Blocks are also a good choice to have if you don't have images for everybody. It happens when you draw family tree diagrams for people who lived 3-4 centuries before, as you might not have images of those people.

Write down the names of the family members

If you have images, you can use them in a circular element to make it look better.

After adding images, write down the names of the people under their images. You can use their dates of birth and death as well.

arrange images on the canvas

Connect those images with other images, keeping their relationships correct. 

Add a relationship line among the images

Your Family tree is ready to view.

Method 2: Starting With a Template

Making a family tree from scratch takes time to put everything right. There are many components to draw again and again, so time is surely taken for the activity. If you're willing to make one family tree for you, you must try a template to start with. It takes less time and makes beautiful family trees.

A family tree diagram is best made through templates. There are hundreds of templates available to work with. They just make things easier, as you don't need to draw a component again and again. All you need to do is tweak things here and there, and you're good to go. Here are a few steps you need to take while making a family tree.

Step 1: Download this eddx file and open it in your Edrawmax software on your computer. If you need more templates, you can search "family tree" from the search bar and find new ones.

download template from eddx template community for free

Step 2: Delete Unwanted components, relationships and any other elements available in the real template file. For that, click the elements you don't want in your family tree and delete them one by one.

Added names and removed all the unwanted elements in the family tree

Step 3: Add your own images by just dragging them on the canvas. If there are more images and members, just copy the components and paste them on the canvas again. Don't forget to add the relationship line again. You can even add background to your design to give it a more realistic look.

Changed background and added images for each family member

That's good to go, and your amazing family tree diagram is ready for printing.


The Nehru family is one of the most prestigious families in India. They had an impact on the country as they made huge contributions to bring India to where it is now. They made sacrifices for the country before and after independence. Their party has seen ups and downs throughout, but they have managed to get their reputation back on track every time.

The Nehru family tree shown above has indicated all the key members of their family. These family trees are useful to learn more about any other personality. People used to make these trees to show them to their kids. These trees help them understand the other members of the family and their relationships with them.

If you want to have your own family tree, just use a template and make it your own. It's worth trying and saving a lot of time.

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