New Delhi: The President Ram Nath Kovind along with Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid floral tribute to the second prime minister of India Lt. Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 113th birth anniversary at his memorial in Vijay Ghat.
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— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 2, 2017
Paying floral tributes at Samadhi of former Prime Minister, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, on his 113th birth anniversary, at Vijayghat in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/09m6yd2XUq
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) October 2, 2017
The West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee also remembers Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji on his birth anniversary. She took her Twitter to pay her respect to him.
Remembering Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji on his birth anniversary today. Let us never forget the welfare of our farmers
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 2, 2017
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi took to his Twitter handle to release a video praising Shastri for motivating farmers and the armed force of the nation.
जवानों एवं किसानों के प्रणेता एवं देश को कुशल नेतृत्व प्रदान करने वाले शास्त्री जी को नमन! Remebering Lal Bahadur Shastri ji on his Jayanti. pic.twitter.com/88ieTHnZip
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 2, 2017
Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on October 2, 1904 in Mughalsarai district of Uttar Pradesh. 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 the Independent India. He is known for his major contribution for promoting White Revolution to increase the supply of milk and Green Revolution to boost India’s food production.
He became the prime minister of India in 1964 and led the country during the India-Pakistan war in 1965. On January 11, 1966, he took his last breath in Tashkent, suffering from cardiac arrest.