Namo's tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri

7 Jul, 2015 13:54 IST|Sakshi
Namo's tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described Lal Bahadur Shastri as a proud son of India, as he paid a glowing tribute to the former premier who died, of a heart attack in Tashkent in 1966 during an official visit at the age of 61

'Paying tributes to the proud son of India, the inspiring Lal Bahadur Shastri ji', Modi tweeted following his tribute to the second Prime Minister of India who took over the offcie following Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's death in 1964.
Modi paid tribute to him at a bust erected in Shastri's memory.

Shastri ji is best remembered for his slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' which was aimed at encouraging the farmers for a better yield to reduce country's dependence on imported food grains while also to infuse renewed enthusiasm in soldiers fighting the Indo-Pak war of 1965. We are thankful to the people of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, for preserving the legacy of our former Prime Minister, Modi said on Monday.
Modi, who arrived here yesterday on the first leg of his eight-day visit to Central Asia and Russia, also paid tribute at the National Monument of Independence and Humanism.


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