We know and celebrate the 2nd of October as Gandhi Jayanti. But what most of us forget is that The Father of the Nation shares his birthday with another charismatic leader, who went on to become the second Prime Minister of the nation – Lal Bahadur Shastri.
Shastri-ji was a man of incomparable determination, intelligence and love for the motherland. He is known for strengthening India’s ties with several nations and gave the famous slogan – “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan” which means, “Hail the Soldier, Hail the Farmer”.
He was not an ordinary leader. The simplicity of his character and enormity of his vision continues to be a source of inspiration to the nation even today.
Here are the most remarkable things about him that make him stand out as a leader and a person:
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