Lal Bahadur Shastri Birth Anniversary: President, PM pay homage

Lal Bahadur Shashtri

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“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,” PM Modi said.

"A great son of India, he served our nation with exceptional dedication. His fundamental role in the Green Revolution, the White Revolution and wartime leadership continue to inspire the nation," the President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted.

Born in Uttar Pradesh in 1904, Lal Bahadur Shastri shares his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi. He was the second prime minister of India and served from 1964 to 1966.

Lal Bahadur Shastri's slogan 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' at during the 1965 war boosted the morale of the soldiers as well as farmers amid food scarcity.

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