Teen Murti Bhavan
Teen Murti Marg area , New Delhi, Delhi -110011
Phone : 011 23017599
The Teen Murti Bhavan (Teen Murti House) is the former residence of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru in Delhi, who stayed here for 16 years until his death on May 27, 1964. It was designed by Robert Tor Russel, the British architect of Connaught Place and of the Eastern and Western Courts on Janpath during the Brotish Raj. Teen Murti Bhavan was built in 1930 as part of the new imperial capital of India, New Delhi as the residence of the Commander*in-Chief of the British Army.
Today, Teen Murti houses various institutions including the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), which runs under the Indian Ministry of Culture. The complex also houses the offices of the ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund’, established in 1964 under the Chairmanship of Dr.S.Radhakrishnan, then President of India. Teen Murti Bhavan also contains a number of mementos from various nations including England, Nepal, Somalia, China, etc. Each memento represents a notable resource of each nation. The foundation also awards the ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fellowship’, established in 1968.
Also contained within the complex are the ‘Centre for Contemporary Studies’ and the Nehru Planetarium which opened in 1984.
The house is named after the Teen Murti (literally “three statues”) Memorial by British sculptor, Leonard Jennings, which stands on the road junction in front of its extensive grounds. The memorial comprises life-size statues of three soldiers, and was built in 1922 in the memory of the Indian soldiers from three Indian princely states, namely; Jodhpur State, Hyderabad State and Mysore State who served present day Gaza Strip, Israel, Palestine during the World War I under British India Army.
Source : Wikipedia
Visiting hours : 10.00AM to 05.00PM closed on Monday
Entry Fee : Free