Nation Pays Homage to Former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri on his Birth Anniversary

The nation also pays homage to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary on 02nd October 2017.  Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on 02nd October 1904 at Mughalsarai, a small railway town seven miles from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. 

Lal Bahadur Shastri led the country during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 and gave the slogan – “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” which is remembered even today.
Must Important Takeaways from the Above News: 
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri was the Prime Minister of India from 09th June 1964 to 11th January 1966.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri, who had earlier suffered two heart attacks, died of a third cardiac arrest on 11th January 1966 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 
  • He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award posthumously in 1966.
  • Vijay Ghat is the memorial of Lal Bahadur Shastri. 
Source- All India Radio (AIR News)


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