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Lal Bahadur Shastri Death Anniversary 2019: Know more about our 2nd Prime Minister

Lal Bahadur Shastri Death Anniversary 2019: Know more about our 2nd Prime Minister: Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of India as well as the senior leader of the Indian National Congress political party. His slogan of “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 became very popular and he was the one who led the country during this war. Every year, on January 11 the death anniversary of Lal  Bahadur Shastri is observed in India.

Lal Bahadur Shastri 53rd Death Anniversary

Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on 2 October 1904 in Mughalsarai, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India which is at present in Uttar Pradesh, India. In the1920s he joined the Indian independence movement. He was extremely overwhelmed and influenced by Mahatma Gandhi. He initially became a faithful supporter and follower of Mahatma Gandhi and then of Jawaharlal Nehru. Subsequent to independence of India in 1947, he joined the government and became the first ever Railways Minister (1951–56) of India and after Home Minister too. He became the Prime Minister of our country on 9 June 1964 till 11 January 1966.

Lal Bahadur Shastri died on 11 January 1966 at the age of 61 in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union which is now in Uzbekistan.

He headed the nation all through the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. The war officially concluded with the Tashkent Agreement on 10 January 1966 and the following day he died, still being in Tashkent which lead to various arguments related to his death. Medically the initial report directed the cause of his death was a cardiac arrest.

Quotes by Lal Bahadur Shastri

Here on Lal Bahadur Shastri death anniversary we are going to provide you some of his inspirational as well as influential quotes which will definitely inspire you, so let’s have a look….

“My patriotism is subservient to my religion. I cling to India like a child to its mother’s breast, because I feel that she gives me the spiritual nourishment I need. She has the environment that responds to my highest aspiration.”

“India will have to hang down her head in shame if even one person is left who is said in any way to be untouchable.”

“The unique thing about our country is that we have Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, and people of all other religions. We have temples and mosques, gurdwaras and churches. But we do not bring all this into politics… This is the difference between India and Pakistan.”

“If I were a dictator, religion and state would be separate. I will die for it. But it is my personal affair. The State has nothing to do with it. The State would look after secular welfare, health, communications, foreign relations, currency and so on, but not your or my religion. That is everybody’s personal concern.”

“We can win respect in the world only if we are strong internally and can banish poverty and unemployment from our country.”

“We want freedom for our country, but not at the expense or exploitation of others, not us to degrade other countries…I want the freedom of my country so that other countries may learn something from my free country so that the resources of my country might be utilized for the benefit of mankind.”

“Our country has often stood like a solid rock in the face of common danger, and there is a deep underlying unity which runs like a golden thread through all our seeming diversity.”