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Lal Bahadur Shastri Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 27, 2019

Short Biography

Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on 02-10-1904 in Mughalsarai, Chandauli in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. He was an Indian Politician, Prime Minister, Railway Minister, Activist & Academician. He was the 2nd Prime Minister of India.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Complete Bio & Career

Lal Bahadur Shastri was a well-renowned Indian Political leader and he served as the second Prime Minister of the Republic India. Soon after, completing his graduation, Shastri joined in the Servants of the People Society. It was founded by a famous Nationalist leader Lala Lajpat Rai. The great Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru influenced Shastri. So, he associated himself into the Independence Movement of India in the 1920s. Lal Bahadur served in many departments such as Home Ministry, Railway Ministry before becoming the Prime Minister.
In 1930, Shastri joined in Gandhi’s famous Salt-Satyagraha. He was caged nearly three years due to his participation in the rally. In 1937, he served in the Parliamentary Board of Uttar Pradesh, as Organizing Secretary. In 1942, he went to the prison again for joining Gandhi’s Quit India Movement for which he was jailed for four years. Shastri became Uttar Pradesh Police and Transport Minister in 1947. Lal Bahadur Shastri was being the All-India Congress Committee General Secretary in 1951. Later he served as the Minister of Transport & Railways. But, in 1952 he demitted his post. He served as the Commerce and Industry Minister from 1957. He turned as the “Home Minister” after four years. After Jawaharlal Nehru’s death in 1964, K. Kamaraj, the Congress Party President recommended Shastri’s name for the Prime Minister post. In 1964, Shastri was elected as the Second Prime Minister of India. “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” was his famous slogan during the Indo-Pakistan War, 1965. The same year, Shastri attended a meeting in Tashkent with Muhammad Ayub Khan, the Pakistani President. Both the party leaders signed Tashkent Declaration.
Shastri was the first person to receive a posthumous award, Bharat Ratna, the India's highest civilian award.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Popular Videos

Honours & Awards

Bharat Ratna Civilian Award 1966 Civil Service

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Lal Bahadur Shastri died on 11-01-1966 at the age of 61 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan due to the heart attack.

DEATHDAY 11 January,1966 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Tashkent, Tashkent

Lal Bahadur Shastri Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Sharada Prasad Shrivastava and Ramdulari Devi. He had 2 sisters named Kailashi Devi and Sundari Devi. Shastri married to Lalitha Devi in 1928 in UP. They raised six children namely Kusum, Hari Krishna, Suman, Anil, Sunil, and Ashok.

Life's Important Dates Of Lal Bahadur Shastri

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Mughalsarai, Varanasi
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School Shri Harish Chandra Intermediate College
College Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi
Qualification BA (Hons)
Hobbies Reading and Travelling
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Lal Bahadur Shastri

  • "Jai Jawan-Jai Kisan" solgan was given by Shastri Ji.
  • Shastri Ji cried after seeing the film 'Shahid' was based on Bhagat Singh's life.
  • Shastri Ji has also been honoured by the "Bharat Ratna" award.
  • His death has still remained a big mystery.
  • After Nehru Ji, he was the Prime Minister of India and remained only for 18 months.
  • Shastri Ji was against dowry practice, even though he took only a spinning wheel along with some yarn cloth to remain stick on his remonstration against dowry system.
  • He shares the birth date with the Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Shastri Ji had Mahatma children.
  • His foresight was very much appreciated. The perfect example of foresightedness at the time of war with Pakistan on the way through Punjab to Lahore forced Pakistan to step back.
  • He was the youngest in his family, so his family called by love "Nanhey".
  • Shastri Ji on the India Stamp in the year 1966 issued by Indian Govt to honour him.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Lal Bahadur Shastri was 61 years 3 months & 9 days old age.