Lal Bahadur Shastri being offered floral tribute at Vijay Ghat in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo/ANI)
Lal Bahadur Shastri being offered floral tribute at Vijay Ghat in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo/ANI)

Sons of Lal Bahadur Shastri pay tribute to him at Vijay Ghat

ANI | Updated: Oct 02, 2020 09:31 IST


New Delhi [India], October 2 (ANI): On the occasion of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's birth anniversary, his sons Sunil Shastri and Anil Shastri paid tribute to him at Vijay Ghat on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary saying, he epitomised simplicity and lived for the welfare of our nation.
"Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji was humble and firm. He epitomised simplicity and lived for the welfare of our nation. We remember him on his Jayanti with a deep sense of gratitude for everything he has done for India," PM Modi tweeted.
Shastri was born on October 2, 1904 in Mughalsarai district of Uttar Pradesh. He shares his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi.
He entered politics at a young age as a satyagrahi in the Indian National Movement.
On August 15, 1947, he became the Minister of Police and Transport in independent India.
Shastri became the Prime Minister of India in 1964 and led the country during the India-Pakistan war in 1965. He coined the slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' which resonated with masses and was widely accepted.
On January 11, 1966, he breathed his last in Tashkent after a cardiac arrest. (ANI)

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