nehru was not known to be particularly fond of children.
but his birthday is chillun's day. why? is it because he was a bit of a ladies' man and did a little sowing of dem wild oats? :-) there is the oft-repeated story of the beautiful saffron-clad sannyasini, a jawaharlal favorite at one point, who is supposed to have left her baby with a padre-run orphanage in bangalore. perhaps it is apocryphal. what happened to that baby in later life?
incidentally, nov 14th is also -- to her infinite embarrassment as she is um... very fond of jawaharlal -- varsha bhosle's birthday :-)