Yes, Nehru desperately wanted to live more so that he could disrupt many more hymens and forced to beg for life to Ma Kaali… he had been an atheist cum Muslim-in-hiding with loyalty to the British Crown all his life. And he banked upon astrology / astrologers to know his fate in advance after deriding astrology / Hinduism throughout his life.
Fifty erudite Pundits were engaged by him to perform rituals at Kalkaji Mandir in New Delhi. Rituals continued for days and everyday after completing day’s rituals, Pundits used to go to Nehru’s residence to apply Tilak on his forehead and deliver ‘Prasad’ !!
Nehru with saffron Tilak on his forehead !! What an irony !!
He might not have allowed anyone to photograph him with Tilak on his forehead otherwise someone would have certainly circulated those pictures widely even today.
He suffered from a debilitating disease and eventually died a painful death.
Source : India From Curzon To Nehru And After by Durga Das, an eminent journalist of Nehru era.