Lal Bahadur Shastri

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Lal Bahadur Shastri
Lal Bahadur Shastri
[List of Prime Ministers of India|2nd Prime Minister of India]
In office
9 June 1964 – 11 January 1966
PresidentSarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Preceded byGulzarilal Nanda (Acting)
Succeeded byGulzarilal Nanda (Acting)
Minister of External Affairs
In office
9 June 1964 – 18 July 1964
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byGulzarilal Nanda
Succeeded bySardar Swaran Singh
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
4 April 1961 – 29 August
Prime MinisterJawaharlal Nehru
Preceded byGovind Ballabh Pant
Succeeded byGulzarilal Nanda
Minister of Railways
In office
Prime MinisterJawaharlal Nehru
Preceded byN. Gopalaswami Ayyangar
Succeeded byJagjivan Ram
Personal details
Born(1904-10-02)2 October 1904
Mughalsarai, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India
(now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
Died11 January 1966(1966-01-11) (aged 61)
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
(now in Uzbekistan)
Resting placeVijay Ghat
Political partyIndian National Congress
Lalita Shastri (m. 1928)
ParentsSharda Prasad Srivastava (father)
Ram Dulari Devi (mother)
Alma materGandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth
AwardsBharat Ratna (1966) (Posthumous)

Lal Bahadur Shastri (Hindustani: [laːl bəˈɦaːdʊr ˈʃaːstri], audio speaker iconlisten , 2 October 1904 – 11 January 1966) was an Indian politician. He was the 2nd Prime Minister of India from 1964 to 1966. He was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress political party.

Shastri died on 11 January 1966 in Tashkent, Soviet Union from a heart attack at the age of 61. Many people believed that there was a conspiracy to his death and that he was murdered.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Was Mr Shastri murdered". Retrieved 31 May 2013.