By India Today Web Desk: The second Prime Minister of India, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, was born on October 2, 1904, in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh. His father was a teacher who died when he was a year and a half old. He was raised by his mother along with other siblings at his father's house.
Shastri ji pursued his education at Harish Chandra High school and East Central Railway, an inter-college. Lal Bahadur Shastri started taking interest in the country's struggle for freedom from foreign yoke as he grew up.
He is best remembered for his slogan, ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’.He was greatly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts. Also, his birth date coincides with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Lal Bahadur Shastri died on January 11, 1966, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, just a day after the peace treaty was signed for the end of the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War. Today is the occasion to remember him on his anniversary of death.
The cause of death was reported as a cardiac arrest but the Shastri family claimed it to be poisoned. This year marks the 57th anniversary of the death of Shashtri, and his death remains still a mystery.

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