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Who among the following was not the ‘founding father’ of NAM?
A) President Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia
B) Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt
C) Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India
D) Winston Churchill of England

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Last updated date: 13th Jul 2024
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Hint:
- He was an army man before being the Prime Minister of his country.
- He was also a Nobel winning writer, a historian and a painter.

Complete answer:
NAM or Non-Aligned Movement is the second-largest grouping of states around the world, after the United Nations. It was established in 1961 through the initiative of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, President Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia, Indonesian President Sukarno and President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana. This was an organization of developing nations that did not want to align with or against any major powerful nations.
Winston Churchill was not one of the founding fathers of the NAM. He himself was the Prime Minister of an already powerful nation that had been ruling and colonizing the whole world since the 16th Century, Great Britain.

The first chairperson of NAM was Josip Broz Tito, the President of Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia that was one of the founding members of the NAM has ceased to be its member since 1992. A conference called the NAM Summit is held every few years in which major issues and reforms are discussed. India hosted the 7th Summit in March 1983 in New Delhi.

Thus, the correct answer is Option (D) Winston Churchill.

Note: Currently there are 120 developing nations in the NAM. These include all African countries except South Sudan and Western Sahara. Only two European nations are members of the NAM, they are Azerbaijan and Belarus. The current chairperson of the NAM is the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.