Lal Bahadur Shastri

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Birthday
2, 1904
Birthplace
Varanasi, India
Death Date
Jan 11, 1966 (61)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1904
Birthplace
Varanasi, India
Death Date
Jan 11, 1966 (61)

About

Second Prime Minister of India from 1964 to 1966 who was a loyal follower of Ghandi's teachings. His popularity stemmed from India's victory in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965.

Before Fame

He graduated with a degree from Kashi Vidyapeeth, where he as given the title of 'Shastri,' meaning 'scholar.'

Trivia

He was known for being a secularist who favored peaceful relations with Pakistan.

Family Life

He had five children, all of whom ended up becoming politicians in Congress.

Associated With

He was Prime Minister of India, like Atal Vajpayee was after him.