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PM Modi pays tributes to lal bahadur shastri on his 117th birth anniversary at vijay ghat

He shares his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi.

PM Modi paying floral tributes to Lal Bahadur Shastri in Delhi-(ANI Photo)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary on Saturday (October 2).

“Tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri ji on his birth anniversary. His life based on values and principles will always remain a source of inspiration for the countrymen,” tweeted Prime Minister Modi.

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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.

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