Lal Bahadur Shastri’s 57th Death Anniversary: Remembering India’s True Visionary
Lal Bahadur Shastri served as the second Prime Minister of India. The country observes his memorial day on January 11. He died on this day in 1966 in Tashkent, present-day Uzbekistan. One of the greatest leaders in the history of independent India, Shastri was known as a man of the people.
Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India, was born on 2 October 1904 in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh. His father was a teacher who died when he was one and a half years old. He was brought up by his mother along with other brothers in his father’s house.
Shastri ji continued his education at Harish Chandra High School, East Central Railway and an Intermediate College. As Lal Bahadur Shastri grew up he became interested in the country’s struggle for freedom from foreign yoke.
He is best remembered for his slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’. He was greatly influenced by the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi. Also, his birth date coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.
Death of Lal Bahadur Shastri:
Lal Bahadur Shastri died on January 11, 1966 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, a day after the signing of the peace agreement ending the 1965 Indo-Pakistani War. Today is his memorial day and an occasion to remember him.
The cause of death was declared as heart attack, but Shastri’s family attributed it to poisoning. This year marks the 57th death anniversary of Shastri, whose death remains a mystery.