to his enduring credit


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Following sentence is cited from The World is Flat.

In 1951, to his enduring credit, Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, set up the first of India's seven Indian Institutes of Technology in the eastern city of Kharagpur.

What does "to his enduring credit" mean?
  • perpend

    American English
    You could say "to his credit".

    When what he accomplished endures, then it's "to his enduring credit".

    The value of what he/she did endures.

    That's my understanding.
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