Kamala Nehru, the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru, was born in what was once the bustling Haksar Haveli, to parents Jawahar Mal Kaul and Rajpati Kaul, Kashmiri pandits who had migrated to Delhi. It was also her maternal home after her marriage to the former Prime Minister of India when they got married in 1916. It is said that Indira Gandhi came to see the birthplace of her mother in the 80’s. She spent around 30 minutes in the haveli and became very emotional when she saw the house her mother lived in.
Today, only fragments of the courtyard may be noticed of this lost heritage property and haveli that was once the hub of cultural events like classical music programs, mushairas and qawwalis.