The politician Lal Bahadur Shastri died at the age of 61. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Second Prime Minister of India from 1964 to 1966 who was a loyal follower of Ghandi’s teachings. His popularity stemmed from India’s victory in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965.
He graduated with a degree from Kashi Vidyapeeth, where he as given the title of ‘Shastri,’ meaning ‘scholar.’
He was known for being a secularist who favored peaceful relations with Pakistan.
He had five children, all of whom ended up becoming politicians in Congress.
He was Prime Minister of India, like Atal Vajpayee was after him.
How did Lal Bahadur Shastri die?
After Shastri’s death, his wife Lalita Shastri alleged he was poisoned. An epic poetry book in Hindi titled Lalita Ke Aansoo written by Krant M. L. Verma was published in 1978. In this book, the tragic story about the death of Shastri has been narrated by his wife Lalita.
"There comes a time in the life of every nation when it stands at the crossroads of history and must choose which way to go."Lal Bahadur Shastri
"The speed with which we in the Congress are going down is sometimes frightening. Government administration in the districts is rapidly reaching a low level. No strong opposition party has been able to emerge."Lal Bahadur Shastri
"Non-alignment will continue to be the fundamental basis of our approach to world problems and our relations with other countries."Lal Bahadur Shastri
"Discipline and united action are the real source of strength for the nation."Lal Bahadur Shastri
"We believe in peace in the settlement of all disputes through peaceful means, in the abolition of war, and, more particularly, nuclear war."Lal Bahadur Shastri