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Lal Bahadur Shastri
Lal Bahadur Shastri
2nd Prime Minister of India
In office
9 June 1964 – 11 January 1966
President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Preceded by Gulzarilal Nanda (Acting)
Succeeded by Gulzarilal Nanda (Acting)
Minister of External Affairs
In office
9 June 1964 – 18 July 1964
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Gulzarilal Nanda
Succeeded by Sardar Swaran Singh
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
4 April 1961 – 29 August 1963
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
Preceded by Govind Ballabh Pant
Succeeded by Gulzarilal Nanda
Minister of Railways
In office
1951–1956
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
Preceded by N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar
Succeeded by Jagjivan Ram
Personal details
Born (1904-10-02)2 October 1904
Mughalsarai, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India
(now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
Died 11 January 1966(1966-01-11) (aged 61)
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
(now in Uzbekistan)
Resting place Vijay Ghat
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s)
Lalita Shastri (m. 1928)
Parents Sharda Prasad Srivastava (father)
Ram Dulari Devi (mother)
Alma mater Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth
Profession
Awards Bharat Ratna (1966) (Posthumous)

Lal Bahadur Shastri (Hindustani: [laːl bəˈɦaːdʊr ˈʃaːstri], , 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.

Shhastri 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.



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