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Interesting facts of Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary

Interesting facts of Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Today, the 115th birth anniversary of country’s second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri is being celebrated. Lal Bahadur Shastri was a simple, truthful and clear person. People still gives the example of his integrity and dignity. On the birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, we are telling you some untold stories which show his simplicity, honesty, and simplicity. Lal Bahadur Shastri was strongly opposed to the caste system. That’s why he never used his surname with his name. He got the title of ‘Shastri’ with his name from Kashi Vidyapeeth.

During the high school studies of Harishchandra Inter College in Banaras, he broke the beaker used in the science practical. Peon Devi Lal saw them and hit them with a slap. After being a railway minister, in 1954, when Shastri, who was on a stage when he came to attend a program, Devi Lal went away after seeing him. Shastri also recognized him and called Devi Lal on stage and embraced him.

Lal Bahadur Shastri had served important posts like External Affairs Minister, Home Minister and Railway Minister before becoming the Prime Minister. Once he was traveling in the AC coach of the rail. During this, he went to the third class (General Boghi) to know the problems of the passengers. There he saw the difficulties of the passengers. He got a fan for the passengers traveling in the general bogie. After that, Pantry facility became started in Trains. 

Shastri liked to go in any program, not like VVIP but like a common man. Various dishes were arranged for them in the program. But, Shastri never used to eat. He said that the poor man would be hungry and I would eat a dish as a minister, it would not be good. He used to eat vegetables and bread in the lunch session.

Shastri believed in simple life. Despite being the Prime Minister, he wrote a government employee in his son’s college admission form by not writing himself as the Prime Minister. He never used his position for the benefit of the family.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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