Modi remembers Lal Bahadur Shastri

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today remembered former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his Jayanti and said he epitomised simplicity and lived for the welfare of our nation.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “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.”

The Prime Minister also visited his memorial Vijay Ghat to pay his respects to Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Born in 1904 in Uttar Pradesh, Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of India and served from 1964 to 1966. He was widely known for his role in India’s freedom struggle.

Shastri’s slogan Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan resonated with millions of Indians in 1962 when the country fought against China.

He died in Tashkent on January 11, 1966, at the age of 61, soon after signing the Tashkent Pact with Pakistan.

-RJV