Lal Bahadur Shastri: 10 lesser known facts about India’s second PM

Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of Independent India, who held term from 1964 to 1966. Lal Bahadur Shastri struggled for India’s Independence along with first PM Jawaharlal Nehru. Lal Bahadur Shastri was known for his mild manners and ‘clean’ image. Shastri jayanti is observed on October 2. Lal Bahadur Shastri shares his birth date with the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Born in 1904, Lal Bahadur Shastri breathed his last on January 11, 1966. Lal Bahadur Shastri once held the position of Uttar Pradesh’s Minister of Police. Lal Bahadur Shastri is known as the first man at his position to stream jets of water to diffuse crowds against the prevelant practise of baton charge.