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MOTILAL NEHRU

The Wealthy Lawyer

Motilal had not a scrap of property. Nor did he get his B. A. degree. What was he to do next? Deciding upon the legal profession he entered for the examination in law. He studied hard and got the first place. In 1883 he started practice as a lawyer in Cawnpore, working as a junior in the office of Preethinath,a senior advocate and a family friend of the Nehru.

Later, because of his sincerity, diligence and intelligence, Motilal became an outstanding lawyer. Added to these qualities was his magnetic personality. Very soon he made a name as a very able lawyer. Clients came in search of him. Offering- fabulous fees they entreated him to take up their cases. A case relating to a lady called Rani Kishori used to fetch him twenty-five thousand rupees a month. The case dragged on for thirty years. When it was concluded he received a lakh and fifty two thousand rupees in a lumpsum. -No other lawyer in the world would have so ably handled this very tough case," said Sir
Grimwood Mears, the judge. This case testifies to the abilities and the efficiency of Motilal. When he was an old man of 62, he was earning two thousand rupees a day by way of fees.

Motilal was barely twenty when he was married. His wife bore him a baby. But both the mother and the baby died. Sometime later Motilal married again. His second wife Swaroop Rani was from a Kashmiri family. She was very sweet looking. Life in Motilal's house was very happy and gay.

Their first born, a son did not live long. The second one, a son again, was born on
November 14,1889. This son was Jawaharlal Nehru. Vijayalakshmi was born in 1900, and Krishna in 1907.

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The Brilliant lawyer
About Motilal Nehru
Introduction
Childhood In Hardship
You are Here! The Wealthy Lawyer
In The Lap Of Glory
The Western Influence
His Daughter's Birthday Party
The British Emperor's Guests Of Honour
Short Temper
The Darling Son
The Son In England
In The World Of Politics
A Home Of Joy
Difference of Opinion Between Father and Son
Then Came Gandhji
The Atrocities of The British Government
Motilal's Eyes were Opened
Goodbye to Luxury
The Consequence
To The Prison
Released From The Jail
The Leader Of The Opposition
Son In The Jail
Son Succeeds Father as President
"Don't Release Me"
The Light Goes Out
The War Trumpets Sound In Old Age
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