Honesty is the core value of Lal Bahadur Shastri. Everyone in India loved him the most. He was born on the 2nd of October in Varanasi.
His mother’s name was Ramdulhari, and his father’s name was Sharada Prasad Srivastava. His father was a school teacher and died of the plague. After his death of his father, his mother took care of him and his two sisters to her parent’s house.
Lal Bahadur Shastri got a sense of patriotism from one teacher named ‘Nishkameshwar Prasad Mishra. He was a very patriotic person and influenced his teacher. He went to prison when he was in the tenth standard. He completed his Bachelor’s in Philosophy and got the title of ‘Vidyapeeth.’
He showed a rare quality of courage and determination during his ministry. He gave a slogan named ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan.’ After he died, he was awarded the ‘Bharat Ratna.’ Thus, a memorial ‘Vijay Ghat’ was built for him in New Delhi. He was known for his honesty and simplicity in India.
He joined the National Congress and went to jail for two and a half years. He participated in many events and movements.
He was very close to Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawahar Nehru. When he was studying his Degree, he delivered many speeches on Gandhi. He became one of the loyal followers of Gandhi.
After India got Independence, he became the Minister of Police and Transport in UP. He brought many changes during his ministry, like allowing women to work, using water jets to disperse crowds, etc.
He worked as the PM in India from the year 1964 to 1966. Lal Bahadur Shastri served as PM for a short period. He died at Tashkent when he was there for signing the peace treaty to stop the India-Pakistan war. His cause of death is still a mystery for the whole world.