Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of the Republic of India. He was born in 2 October 1904 and died in 11 January 1966.
Few remember that Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 is also Shastri Jayanti, birth anniversary of prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri who gave India the slogan Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan.
Lal Bahadur Shastri father Sharada Prasad, a schoolteacher at the local school, passed away when Lal Bahadur was barely a year and a half. Growing up without a father forced Lal Bahadur to accept responsibility at an early age. He was sent by his uncle to Varanasi to pursue his studies.
Lal Bahadur Shastri was the first person in India who is awarded by Bharat Ratna Award.