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Death anniversary special: Today is the death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, on whose appeal the whole country gave up ‘food’ for 1 time.

New Delhi. Today is the second Prime Minister of the country (India) and the death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, who gave the slogan of ‘Jai Kisan, Jai Jawan’ (Jai Jawaan, Jai Kissan), friends. He died tragically on this day on 11 January 1966. Know that Lal Bahadur Shastri, famous for his very clean image and celibate lifestyle, assumed the office of the Prime Minister of India on 9 June 1964 after the death of the first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

During this, he was the Prime Minister of the country for about 18 months. Under his charismatic leadership, India defeated Pakistan in the 1965 war. But then he died under mysterious circumstances in the late night of 11 January 1966 after signing the agreement to end the war with the President of Pakistan Ayub Khan in Tashkent.

A look at the life of Shastri

Friends, you know that Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on 2 October 1904 in Mughalsarai. He completed his studies from Kashi Vidyapeeth. He was married to Lalita ji in the year 1928. He had a total of 6 children from this marriage. Two daughters- Kusum and Suman. Four sons- Harikrishna, Anil, Sunil and Ashok. However, his two sons have now passed away.

Went to jail 9 times for the country’s independence

Lal Bahadur Shastri went to jail several times during the freedom struggle of India. Due to the ‘Salt Satyagraha’ in the year 1930, he had to stay in jail for about two and a half years. After this, he was again sentenced to 1 year in jail due to the freedom movement. After this, due to the Quit India Movement of 1942, he had to remain in jail for 4 years. But then later in 1946 he was released from jail. If seen in this way, Shastri ji went to jail about 9 times due to patriotism.

became the second prime minister of the country

Then after the death of the first Prime Minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri became the second PM of the country. After becoming the Prime Minister, he gave the slogan of Jai Jawan Jai Kisan to the country. Not only this, during his tenure, he did a full and meaningful work of taking forward the development journey of the country.

faced the challenges

Here, when Shastri ji became the Prime Minister of the country, the biggest challenge before the country was food grains. At that time, India had become dependent on America for food items. Then he said in his first press conference that, his first priority is to stop the food prices from rising. But then in the meantime, in 1965, Pakistan attacked India.

Diya the historic slogan of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’

Then during the war with Pakistan, there was a huge shortage of food grains in the country. That is when Shastri gave a lofty and historical slogan of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ to uplift the spirit of the country. At the same time, in order to get the country out of the shortage of food, he had also appealed to starve at one time, which was also accepted by the whole country.

Mysterious death after the Tashkent accord

During the 1965 war, Shastri ji had become a national hero. However, later due to the intervention of America, India was under pressure to end the war. For this Shastri ji was called to Russia. During the negotiations, Shastri accepted all the conditions but he was not ready to return his land to Pakistan at all. However, after pressurizing him, on January 10, 1966, the document of Tashkent Accord was signed by him. But then a few hours later, he died in the late night of 11 January 1966. However, the mystery of his death in this way still remains. But the country still feels proud by remembering this brave son.

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